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come, sit…..

i don’t know about you, but since school has started, my life has spun. out. of. control.  with all the paperwork that needs signing (didn’t I do that at the END of the year, so that I wouldn’t have this problem again?), all the checks that need to be written (I thought my TAX dollars were paying for this), all the scheduling that needs to happen with 8 individuals and 8 separate yet overlapping lives.  not only that, but I am leaving to shoot an out of town wedding.  not only THAT, but this is the wedding of my husband’s best friend…no pressure there!  not only THAT, but we will be leaving 6 kids to get to school on their own for 2 days….i know they can do it, but as a mom……and, i was so reassured by one of my teens….she said “no offense mom, but you really don’t do that much”….wow.

my head is spinning with all the to-dos….i am losing sleep over all the check lists…i hope {not pray} that I am not the only one and others know what that is like….

this morning….God called and said….come.  sit with me a while…let me just hold you….let me tell you what to do today…..and of course, I started to tell HIM all that needed to be done and why I just didn’t have time for a cup of coffee with Him….ah….

he brought this picture to mind….he said……sit….pretend you are at the beach, listening to the waves….drink your coffee and smell the ocean breeze….take a deep breath….breathe…..and rest in me…..I AM the way….I AM the truth….I AM the life…..trust me with all of it….

linked today with chatting at the sky,  sweet shot tuesday, steady mom and so much shouting, so much laughter

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Life with Kaishon - August 31, 2010 - 10:51 am

Laughed my head off about your teen saying ‘No offense, but you don’t really do that much.’ You should totally take a day off to show them just what you do NOT do every day : )


You will rock the wedding right out of the park! I just know it! Wishing you all the best!

petie - August 31, 2010 - 10:55 am

Lovely shot, lovely post, lovely family! Tks for sharing….I really enjoyed the chat with God :)

Courtney K. - August 31, 2010 - 10:55 am

This looks like something pulled straight out of a magazine. Absolutely beautiful capture! Stopping by from m3b. :)

melissa - August 31, 2010 - 12:27 pm

much needed truth for our busy souls. hope you have a wonderful time being away, and that you’re able to soak in that true rest found only in Him.

Southern Gal - August 31, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Yes, to sit with Him and let Him have those checklists. I need to remember that more often.

“no offense mom, but you really don’t do that much”… Ha!

Dayle - August 31, 2010 - 1:38 pm

How comforting to know that He is there to pull us out of hurried day, to want to sit a spell and visit, friend-to-friend. He is the source of our strength, yet sometimes we still try to find strength within ourselves. Thanks for a thoughtful post.

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time - August 31, 2010 - 2:05 pm

You had me at leaving the kids to get themselves to school. Holy cow. That’s a different world from where I am right now, with 5, 3 & 1 year olds! :)

rest in Me. yes and yes and yes.

have a wonderful weekend. enjoy!

tara - August 31, 2010 - 6:02 pm

lol, teens never have any idea how much work they are. :)

Julie - August 31, 2010 - 7:50 pm

so beautifully expressed…i’ve been there!

se7en - August 31, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Hay 30 Minute Mom, such a good reminder that your kids do grow up!!! Isn’t it so affirming to hear that you don’t to so much!!! Kids, gotta love them!!!

Dawn Wilkinson - August 31, 2010 - 9:20 pm

isn’t it cool when God reaches out to us and loves us, and says, just trust me? Thanks for sharing!

(and I’m sure you do at least a FEW things around there…)

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith - August 31, 2010 - 10:21 pm

” Come to me all you who are burdened, and I will give you rest” Thanks for the reminder!

Kim - August 31, 2010 - 11:04 pm

“she said ‘no offense mom, but you really don’t do that much’….wow.” That’s precious!

“let me just hold you….let me tell you what to do today” What an invite!

KDL - September 4, 2010 - 12:17 am

Dreaming of the day I can leave my kids alone to get to school. We are gearing up for our first ever trip away from our kids and we begged Grandma and Grandpa to come take care of them…and I’m still freaking out. Somehow I guess that is just a mom thing to do, no matter how old they are.
For the last week I’ve been “treating” my recurring tension headaches with enforced rest. It’s amazing how quickly some quiet time makes the pounding in my head cease. Somehow I think God is telling me to cool my jets…and just sit with Him.

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