pulling {and pushing back}

By Moriah on August 30th, 2012

Five little people, each tugging me in a different direction. Husband with his own needs (love, dinner, and clean underwear), and a house (or two) that is always pulling on me. Dishes and laundry get their own category; not to mention groceries, friends, church, God.

It’s really no wonder I feel soo stretched, always juggling and often dropping. I am only two hands, one person. Clearly I can’t do everything or even try. I’m trying to re-direct, focus on things that I’ve been wanting to do but never seem to have the time and energy for. The dishes and cooking and laundry will all get done because they have to.

So here’s me pushing back today. I have clean hair, painted toes. I’ve been wanting to share these beach photos from a month ago and so I am.

Today.

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10 Responses to “pulling {and pushing back}”

  1. nicole on August 30, 2012 4:59 pm

    Beautiful! And I can understand feeling stretched. I hope you find peace.

  2. Laura on August 30, 2012 6:29 pm

    You have some lovely girls! I too am feeling so stretched. We mothers can pray for one another.

  3. Mary Kathryn on August 30, 2012 6:32 pm

    DO take time out for you. It will preserve your sanity, not just for today, but for a decade from now. It’s really important. And the world won’t stop spinning if the laundry piles up or you have cold cereal for supper. Five children is a lot. Take time for you :)
    Mary Kathryn recently posted..This and That and Crafty Things

  4. Susie Vanderhoff on August 30, 2012 7:03 pm

    Lovely girls, even prettier thatn their adorable dresses!!! Happy for you Moriah
    Susie V.

  5. Evangeline on August 31, 2012 12:47 pm

    Clean underwear? I mean really! Husbands can be so needy sometimes. ;)

  6. Dolly on September 3, 2012 5:57 pm

    I love their little brown bodies against the white sand. Just gorgeous.

  7. Christina on September 4, 2012 4:47 pm

    Beautiful pics! Just curious…how in the world do you keep them from getting dirty on the beach. My kids would last about a minute and then be filthy. :)

  8. Moriah on September 4, 2012 5:13 pm

    We were all filthy, me probably most of all. :)

  9. Cynthia on September 6, 2012 10:20 pm

    Those are BEAUTIFUL! I need to read your description at the beginning. Sometimes you feel like you are a lone with the “stretched” feeling. Glad to know there are other moms out there. (not to mention I only have 3 kids, not 5)

  10. Maritza on September 9, 2012 4:11 am

    Love the photies & the exciting new adventure ya’ll are on nowaday’s. Love your blog and still come back and happy to see life is good and real with you! have been reading your blog for a long time now & hope you will be blessed! :)

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