Mama Bug’s Busy Summer

If you’ve been wondering what’s been going on with me, well, I’m about to give you the basic outline of what has been up for myself.  Of course this summer has included day camping, fishing trips, vacation bible school, church, church camp, fairs, and regular camping.  Then I also have to include all the planning, organizing, and cooking for church events, parties, and family get togethers and events.

All of that is just too start the summer, and continue through the summer as well.  Now let’s add on a few more things I’ve been up to this summer.  I’ve researched a new school for the buggies, broke down school options then decided and had to follow through, browsing the house market, and learning new ways to adult.

Then you’ve got all the reorganizing of my house, packing charity things, helping friends, planning and organizing spiritual help and counseling, while receiving some myself.  Add in gardening, canning, a few more activities being packing, doctors and the like, and regular errands, then you’ve got my summer in a nut shell.

What is changing is some of the advice I’m testing, and that is changing me and my life for the better.  Keeping with the tried and true process, yes, I’m busy.  However, I’m building my content for you.  I will have mute new things more often for you, that I hope will catch your eye.

If you have any ideas or thoughts leave me a comment below.

Prayer For Serenity

One week left until school, and your to do list is probably a mile long each day.  I know mine surely is.  Last week we prayed for the stamina to keep up.  And while we should repeat that prayer as often as necessary, we need to realize that God is answering us.

Keeping that in mind, while we do our inventory of kids clothing, then the shopping necessary.  Don’t forget to notice the serene moments you get along the way.  Adjusting back to the school sleeping schedule should be a great time to enjoy the serene moments, theoretically.  All too soon we will be complaining it is too quiet in the house, or thou don’t get enough cuddle time anymore.  The fact is that those little buggies just grow way to fast.  So enjoy these moments while you can.

And remember, the to do list might be a mile long, but there is always time for an extra hug, or some extra grubbin time.  Enjoy it while it lasts, because you might blink one day, and realize that college is weeks away, and it’s almost time for those buggies to leave the nest.

Dear God,

Thank you for all the serene moments we receive.  In busy times and in the calm times.  Help us to recognize all those little moments in life that matter the most, so that we may savor the serenity of the moment and cherish ask those great times for many years to come.

In Jesus name,

Amen

Prayer For Stamina

I hear about all these picture perfect mommies out there.  Six kids, appointments galore, church activities, play dates, family, friends, etc.  All the while they’re perfectly dressed, hair and nails done, and children together like they just got ready and no hair is out of place.  Oh yeah, don’t forget camping, birthday parties, and other family get togethers.

I can’t fathom how they can keep that perfect smile and temper.  How they can even keep that pep I their step.

Meanwhile, I’m realizing I’m in need of more tobacco sooner than I thought.  I’m a hot mess, and my children look like they just hopped out of bed five minutes after I get them all done up nice…

Time fit all us mommies to realize something.  Those mommies are mostly that…the picture of perfection.  We are all frazzled, exhausted, and want to change our names by now.  And we’ve heard mommy a good fifty times in less than two minutes.

We’re all counting down to school time and wondering how we’re going to make it through.  Dundee if us get add aches and pains and are using sheer will power to keep moving.  Our motivation, that end goal is school and five minutes of peace.

So this prayer is for all those frazzled mommies out there.  You’re not alone and you will make it.  Here is my prayer for the stamina to make it through.

“Dear God,

Lift me up, guide me through, carry me through this.  I can’t do it without you.  Give me the stamina to finish these few weeks.  So I can finally have five minutes of peace.

In Jesus name,

AMEN!”