Weary…

{Photo Credit: Jaimie Duplass}

The Clean Underwear Fairy forgot to come to my house….again! (You know, the one who puts clean underwear in your drawer for you?  You know that the last time you looked there wasn’t any in there, but you open it and check….just in case.)

The Elves that Clean the Kitchen in the night must be on vacation (must be nice!).

Crazy Yelling Mommy doesn’t take very long vacations, though – she’s been hanging around quite a bit!

This wasn’t even the post I planned for today, but the Blogging Fairy must have gotten lost on her way to my blog.

We’ve all been sick for the last couple of weeks, so we’re behind on even our usual state of behind-edness (it’s a word, really!).

Remember Sisyphus? He’s the one that was sentenced to roll that boulder up the hill every day….only to have it roll back down the hill again.  Hmmm, I can relate!

My brain is running ahead with all the things that I need to be doing RIGHT NOW, but my body won’t cooperate.  This isn’t just a bodily weariness that can’t keep up with the daily mess-explosions…it’s a soul weariness.  One that’s too heavy to share with friends or family.  My kids need me to be present…..so I can’t curl up in that dark corner in the back of my mind.

Fortunately my God is bigger than all of this.  One of my favorite scriptures is Matthew 11:28-30:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Praise God for that!  And you know what?  Sometimes he sends us special angels to help out.  Last week it was my mother-in-law and my good friend Jen (we’ll call you Jem though, HAHA!) who trekked all the way out to our home in the boonies to bring us yummy, nutritious meals.

Breathing in His peace…….ahhh.  Blogging can be such good therapy sometimes!  🙂

If you’re stopping by from iFellowship, please let me know and I’ll be sure to visit you back.  And if you’re not….well, I always love comments so leave me one, would ya? (Lest I think I’m just talking to myself all the time.  Hmmm, maybe I am?)

Comments

  1. I didn't know about the laundry fairy, but I've been wondering why my maid keeps not showing up. I've had days (weeks) such as you've described. Being behind and no matter how hard you work you can't get ahead, while the few things that do get accomplished get undone almost as soon as they're done. Some things I've learned to not let bother me, although some people might call that denial. So I try to keep coming back to God and ask Him what my priorities should be. I found the ifellowship link this morning and wanted to look up a few of the blogs listed. God bless.

  2. I watched the snow I shoveled to the top of the pile come tumbling down to my feet a couple weeks ago. I know exactly how Sisyphus felt! I stood in my driveway and cried, before realizing that I should actually go inside and cry! God sent me an angel that day, my neighbor, who shoveled my driveway so I could go to work. He always sends someone to lift my spirits!

    Jem (aka, Jen M.) 🙂

  3. that is cute! Jem probably would work for her! lol thanks for sharing your story!

  4. oh I need the laundry fairy over here. my baby has the flu 🙁 and she is miserable. so sad. and I'm curious about your friend Jen, whom you call Jem. why? http://the-goodwinfamily.blogspot.com/2010/02/not… LOL so funny!

    loved your post! 🙂

    • seedsofaith says:

      Hey Jenilee! Thanks for stopping by today. I'm so sorry that the baby has the flu – it's REALLY tough when they get sick!.
      I haven't seen the laundry fairy over here, either. Another mom must've caught her and kept her in a jar so she wouldn't fly off again. I'd send her over to your place if I could, though!

      I loved your Jem story! Mine isn't quite that elaborate or exciting. =) My friend Jen M. changed her email address about a year ago….I've only emailed her about 29,000 times since then.

      The other day I sent her an email, and I was surprised that her email address didn't auto-complete in my email application. No biggie, sometimes there's a delay. Well, it came back as undeliverable, saying that the email address didn't exist. (What??)

      Well, I took a closer look at what I had sent, and I had emailed JeMM, rather than JeNM….so I told her that she should change her name to "Jem", which she said would be great for this new stage of her life. 🙂

  5. Hey, thanks for visiting me. Yes, I remember Sisyphus. What an apt analogy for moms. (Sigh!) I can relate to that, too. Happy iFellowship Day. 🙂

    • seedsofaith says:

      I know it's wrong to say "I'm glad it's not just me"…..but…well, you know. =)
      Thanks for swinging by over here – I have to get back to your blog and comment on the NKOTB post – too funny!