Sometimes I get so completely overwhelmed with the projects and to do lists I have around the house. Wanting to do every project on my list in one week. Trying to do every project I see on these wonderful blogs. Am I talking to myself here, or do you all get this same feeling? When feeling this way I try to remember why I do these projects. Why I read these blogs. REASON BEING: I love to decorate. I love seeing what beautiful things you girls have made. I love to make a project out of as little money as possible...and I love the challenge. It all relaxes me. So why am I getting overwhelmed? Because I want, I want, I want! I want my little house, my little life to be in perfect order all the time. But that's not real life. Real life isn't perfect all the time. Houses get messy, laundry piles up, and projects go undone. I am trying to learn to enjoy these interruptions in life and look at my house as loved and lived in. Instead of letting it stress me out that I have tons of things on my to do list, I am trying to enjoy the ride. The Lord has given MR.P and I so much to be thankful for. I just need to slow down and pay attention to the things HE is teaching me and all HE has blessed us with. PLUS, our friends need to see the real us. They need to see that no one's house is clean ALL THE TIME!!!
Just a little story. A sweet and dear friend came over the other day. The house was a mess. Our bed wasn't made. The laundry was on the love seat (its favorite place). Oh and the dishes hadn't been put in the dishwasher. I have a full time job and so does MR.P so these things go undone sometimes:) She told me later that it was so refreshing to come into my house while it was a mess. It made her feel normal. Her telling me that made me feel normal too!!
God has blessed me with some really sweet friends. I love these girls. I just wish they lived closer. I pray that distance will only strengthen my friendship with these girls and that we will encourage each other in our relationships with the Lord and our husbands.
Later on, you might get lucky enough to see pics of our messy, lived in, and loved house :) In the meantime...here's the outside!