Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mom to Mom

Whew! Thank God for Mom to Mom. I mean that in it's literal sense. Us women need eachother. Us Christians need eachother. That's the way that God designed us. Today was our 1st real gathering since last week was sort of just introductory. Man, I've missed it. And the girls! Even more than the revival bible study I'm doing I have begun to be convicted by God through this study.

Today we talked about parenting expectations and myths. God hit me between the eyes with the reminder not to overschedule my and/or M. Now how can you over schedule a 2 year old?! Oh, I don't know...maybe Monday is play with Cuz day, Tuesday is school, Wednesday is Mom to Mom, eating out, play with Cuz, eat at church, choir, Thursday is school, Friday is school! And to think that I was jealous that M wasn't going to be able to be in ballet class!

I don't know if I like her being in school 3 days a week, but I have to admit that she really thrives in school. I'm contemplating taking her out of one of the days. I've also contemplating changing my bible study commitments. I love them all, definitely, but monday night is bible study with the gals from Sunday School, wednesday is mom to mom, choir, sunday is church, sunday school, small group. whew! I can't stand being churched to death...but it is a choice. So, I'm having to choose. What is best for my family is priority.

So, please pray for me as I try to reorganize and reschedule this family to God's glory. Believe it or not, I doubt if God is oh so pleased when we give ourselves away to bible study and church.


Shelby said...

I know what you mean... I feel the same and don't know what to cut. I thought about cutting one or the other Bible studies, but they both are so good for me right now. I guess for me, at least right now, both studies are my source of "being fed" as I usually only get to go to one service on Sundays b/c I'm working the rest of the time. But still, it is a HARD thing to decide.

I will pray for you on this!!

Meredith Peel said...

This is something I have worked on and I don't even have a two-year-old. I think this has something to do with keeping the sabbath day holy. I try to make sure at least one week night and one full day of the weekend are completely free of required activity, especially activity that requires a lot of planning or work. It doesn't always work, but my church commitments are really understanding when I say I can't be there this week for worship team because my family comes first...
I would love to see M do ballet (but she can wait a little while...)