Monday, November 14, 2011

Blessings and Priorities

Do I expect to be blessed because I care for my mother in law? No, I am already blessed. If the groundwork was not already laid out (prayers and life situations) this living in the middle would not work well at all. Do not get me wrong, it has been a HUGE adjustment these past 6 months. We all want what is best for everyone. Right now that means living half the time at my home and half the time at my mother in law’s home. It means I cannot go to or host the home parties I would like to (Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Lia Sophia, Premier Jewelry just to name a few.) It means trying to go on a weekly DQ date with my hubby (and sometimes kids too) instead of doing laundry. It means my kids get to see their grandmother every week and have a sleepover with her (the little one’s fave). It means that the plans I had to “get my house clean” once the kids went back to school are not happening. It means that my Black Friday will be spent decorating my mother in law’s house not my own (hope to get that done before Thanksgiving). It means coordinating my own mother’s doctor’s appointments around my hubby’s mother’s and hair appointments. It means our monthly sister lunch is spent making sure the next month is coordinated so we all get to get out of town once in a while and/or are able to go to the special events happening in our lives. It means that the time we have left with her is precious and every day is a blessing.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, everyday is a blessing. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day tasks and to-do lists that we forget this! *sigh*