Thursday, January 20, 2011

deceptively easy....

This dichotomy that is life
always catches me

This week,
I am tired..
but, life is scarily under control.

I am on track
with both college classes.
My house is clean.
My laundry is done.
My job, as always,
is going well.
My children are clean, fed and
emotionally as normal as is to be expected!
(teen and 2 tweens...just sayin!)

This week,
I have managed to attend my kids games,
get them to their various activities,
Keep up with all my homework,
make it to bible study Wednesday night,
knit more of my daughters scarf
and run several times as well as exercise daily.
So easy!
Until its not!!

Sometimes a mothers life..
can seem almost bi-polar.
One day all is well,
and then without warning,
something small or huge
can topple the haystack!

I know that this calm
is not guaranteed.
I understand
that I can make all the 'schedules'
and plans I want,
there is no accounting for
human emotion,
tween drama,
last minute homework projects
or a crisis with the car!

So, I learn
to go with the week.
If I am super mom
this week..
If I loose all my super powers
next week,
then I shall just hang on
for the ride!

I know that life
will bring me highs
and lows..
it will bring me easy weeks
and weeks I barely survive.
and in truth,
thats what makes it life..
the 'living ' part!!!

So, this week I enjoy the calm
and peace.
and next week?
well. I will let you know then!


  1. Ah yes the roller coster ride called life. It's what makes you know that you are alive and breathing.

  2. I'm going to forward that to my sister. She's adjusting to life as a working single mom of 4, newly separated and soon to be divorced, she hasn't found her rhythm yet.

    p.s. I found you via Simply Stacie's Fun Follow Friday blog hop. It's nice to meet you (I'm following on GFC now)

    Shasher's Life

  3. Just so you know even married women wonder which way the roll coster ride will go..

    Just look at you family and know that you are blessed..

  4. I can relate to this. Up day and down.. it all evens out eventually. And generally there are more good and easy than hard and crazy

  5. Happy Fun Follow Friday! I am a follower! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

    Emma Michaels

  6. This one cracked me up! You are so right! Bipolar is a good comparison to my life, as well. There are highs and lows. Lately, a lot of lows in my life. But thanks to GOD, I have hope for those highs to come. I know they are there....somewhere. Keep at it! You're doing fantastic!!!

  7. That really is true. Up or down, calm or chaos.

  8. That is all we can ever do. Enjoy the NOW!!!