Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Turning over a new LEAF......

For the last 8 years, I have been immersed in the adoption world.  I have been active with my business, Ladybugs N Love and active on various yahoo groups.  I have made friends for life on many of these groups and have been prayed through some pretty "hairy" situations in my adoption journeys- as well as my breast cancer journey.  I would be remiss if I did not say that the adoption community is like *home*. 


God has impressed upon me that I spend too much time on the computer being the "adoption helper" and too little time managing my home.  So, just a little while ago I went to "no mail" on my yahoo groups.  I feel this is the time to step back and turn over a new leaf.  My children need me to be a mother who does better in many areas---

*cleaning the house*  *managing my time*  *laundry*  *record keeping*  *taking care of myself physically* 

and most importantly...

God has called me to make an effort to devote myself more to Him and less on "other stuff"
Imagine how hurt He is that I can actually call it "stuff".....because thats what it is--stuff that I put in front of Him.  He is the God of the Universe and I don't spend time with Him everyday.  He has entrusted me with a beautiful family...and I don't spend time with Him everday.  I do pray---throughout the day--- but I do not devote a period of time to Him.   That. is. gonna. change. TODAY

I have so much to do to catch up and feel as tho I am digging out.
I am going to become a list maker so I can hold myself accountable.  NOONE with TEN children
can do a good job raising the children without a more managed home.  (we have fourteen who live here)
I am going to CHANGE for the better and I am going to show the Lord...He is FIRST.

I am turning over a new leaf---today-- and I am very excited!

So, I leave you with a tidbits I have gleaned from the Lord--

draw near to Him....He delights in us being close to Him and seeking His face.
We cannot do anything without Him that is good.  All of our blessings come from Him and He expects us to care for them in every way.....