2.19.2009

all is right with the world

I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. Again.

It happens every so often. I try to keep stress at bay, but somehow, someway ... when I'm least expecting it ... it creeps in on me.

Evident by the sudden onset of tears when I saw an email that CJ's out of town next week. He has a tendency to keep his stress at bay by not going over his calendar with me. Smart guy ...

Anyway.

I'm not complaining {I promise!}, but it's difficult when we're gone so much, cuz there's just so much catching up to do when we get home. I am blessed to be able to travel and have great experiences with my kids and family ... so I promise I'm not complaining ... I just wish I could lighten the work load a little.

Oh! Wait! I am ... as soon as the store sells! :)

I'm filling in at work for some vacant positions. It's sort of a weird transition I'm in, because I don't necessarily want to fill positions a new owner might not want filled. Not to mention it may be difficult to find someone who's willing to start, only to be let go? Hmmm ...

Did you miss rambling Tracie? Cuz I think she's back ...

So. I worked late tonight while CJ got the girls from school and got them settled in at home til the babysitter came over ... and then met me at the store. We went to dinner and had a good time. Thank you Curtis.

But when I got home and dropped my purse and stuff in my office, this is what I found ...

Yuck! Our mail comes in by the truckload {it seems} and I just haven't been able to get to mine since we've got home ... and now I'm suffering the consequences! So if you've sent me something and I haven't replied ... I'm so sorry!

Oh! And this is just my mail ... CJ has his own. Ay yi yi!

But wait!

I walk down the hall to the girls room and am greeted with this image {okay, I ran back to get my camera ... but this is what I saw}! My girls.

Somehow it makes the world right, doesn't it?

This girl is getting too big. She's trying so hard to be like her big sisters. And now she's even asking when she can sleep in her big girl bed ... uh-oh! Mama so ain't ready for that!


Moral of this post? Even though stress is starting to ooze a bit out of my pores, I take one look at these little creatures ... these miracles God's blessed me with, and all is right with the world.

12 comments:

heather said...

LOVE the little Huntie feet!! :-)

And deep breaths!!! Hang in there friend!

Amy Schaal said...

Those pictures are beautiful.

Lisa Mahnke said...

those girls are what "life" is all about! we will get through "life" together!

love ya!

cplamann said...

does your church had a version of Eucharistic Adoration like the catholic church does? for me, adoration just empties my whole being of everything worldly and fills it up with God.

cplamann said...

p.s. did you ever post pics of your finished addition? i love their bathroom and i'd love to see the rest!

LobotoME said...

i'm sorry but that is the coolest bathroom i've ever seen....you must post more pictures of your fab, magazine worthy home!

J :)

tracie said...

i always feel leary responding to comments, not sure if y'all check back ...

that said ... i'll give it a go! :)

i've never posted photos on the finished addition. it turned out beautifully and the girls and i are SO happy with our new diggs! if you can believe ... i'm a freak about taking photos of it. in that, i want them to be perfect and for some reason the ones i take just don't do it justice. the lighting isn't right, or then their room is messy ... i need a photographer & a stylist!

anyway ... my freakiness has kept me from posting final pictures. sad ... i know!

i promise to do it though ...

and christine, we do believe in something like you explain, but i guess don't have a name for it. i believe in 'dying to self' so that our beings are filled with God. there's an awesome song i love called 'empty me' from chris sligh ... inspiring reminder of exactly this subject!

thanks for the great comments!

tracie said...

OH! and christine, if you check back ... did you notice the photos {through the mirror image}? ;)

carina said...

Truly, the photo with your three girls is absolutely gorgeous and don't even get me started on the bathroom itself. You have a great eye!

cplamann said...

hee! yes i did notice them :) i love seeing my stuff in homes!

adoration is when the Eucharist is left out in the chapel so people can come and pray and be in the presence of God. so it's different than the Eucharist itself.

Brigitte Short said...

First...love the girls' pics!! melts your heart.
Second...you have got to be kidding me...all that mail!!! Yikes...good luck..hopefully there's a lot of magazines in there that take up a lot of the space :)

Marta said...

How cute!!!! It's moments like those that just hit your heart - when you look at your girls and realize just how fast they are growing. Isn't it a blast to just sit back and watch them interact with each other.

Remember it will get better soon ... hope you guys had a great night last night. The girls had so much fun.