Challenges

Draconian Time-out, brooks by Micaela

Within the past 12 hours, I’ve been tagged for challenges both on the Blogosphere and on Facebook.  They are simple, fun, and easy to accept challenges that, under normal circumstances, I’d jump right to doing:  Posting a picture of myself during a good mommy moment and putting three of my favorite quotes on my blog would be fun, right?  But circumstances are never exactly “normal” with me.

On Friday, while going through my mail after our mini-vacation, I got some daunting news; well, several pieces of daunting news that have sent me slipping.  I’ll spare you the details, but just know, it was bad news and I have to respond it.  It’s anxiety-provoking and I’m overwhelmed at the fights I’m up against.  These are real life challenges and they are hard.  I feel like I have several mountains to climb and only a few days in which to climb them.  It’s made me weary just thinking about it and trying to get organized enough to fight the battles.

Yesterday, I did the bare minimum to get by.  I made sure my family was fed and that homework got done and cleaned a little, but it was so hard to force myself to accomplish much more than that.  This morning I could barely get out of bed.

I want to rise to the occasion and give these challenges to God, not sink into depression, which is exactly what Satan want me to do.

Dear God, please give me the strength I need to persevere and attack these challenges without getting worried or depressed over them.

(April 5, 2016 – Twins 21 months, Mica 8, Hope 6)

Double Talk Quote: “I put Brooks in time-out” – Mica (above photo)

Bible Verse: Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.  Psalm 55:22

Word that has Lost its meaning: Normal

Relatable Lyrics:  “Overcomer” by Mandisa

“…Stay in the fight ‘til the final round
You’re not going under
‘Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it’s hopeless
That’s when He reminds You
That you’re an overcomer.”

Previous Post Update:  An Unfrozen Moment!

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Comments on: "Challenges" (9)

  1. Well – I’d say you handle it better than I do! When those things started happening a lot to me, I started avoiding the mail. Kinda like Fred Sandford in Sandford & Son, “put it back in the mailbox – I don’t want it!”

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  2. Bless your heat! I am so very sorry to know that you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious…that is a one-two punch that many of us are all too familiar with. Good for you that you are giving it to God…that you are acknowledging the weight of it (rather than trying to pretend that it’s not affecting you the way it is)…and, for reaching out…I hope it lightens your load a bit…you are not alone…I, for one, am praying for you. You deserve all the compassion you can muster…you are doing so much more, and better, than you think. You are taking it to God and that is the best thing you can do.:)

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  3. You not alone

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  4. Okay, I found this post of yours that I *knew* I missed!

    The picture of your sobbing cutie tugged at my heartstrings, and the “timeout” story behind it is precious.

    Oh, my dear, I’m SO sorry you got slammed with those bad news letters.
    And right when you got back from the mini-vacation! 😦

    One thing I know for certain is that you are STRONG – you are truly SUPERMOMMY.
    You have your faith to draw upon, which is no small thing, and
    you’ve been getting through and you will continue to get through this arduous test.

    I’m thinking of you this very moment, hoping that today is a much better day than the morning when it was so hard to get out of bed.

    The Mandisa song is perfect!
    You are the OVERCOMER!

    Much love to you, Michelle!!!
    Dyane
    XOXOXOXOXOXOOX

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    • Yeah, poor little guy’s “time-out” was a bit draconian, in my opinion, bless his little heart, but I just had to snap a picture of big sissy’s lesson-teaching techniques 😉

      I’ve gotten through some of the “challenges” but I’ll admit, I’ve been avoiding so much over this past week. I do feel better equipped today to work on this “to-do” list and climb those mountains, so maybe, just maybe I’ll get something good accomplished. Thanks for thinking of me!!! And I haven’t missed your latest post either, I’ll be popping over soon to check it out!

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