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Letting go

I’m going to write a post from time to time about things that I’m working on “letting go” in my life. 🙂 Nice huh? No one ever wants to be the wife/mom who “lets herself go” but I’m not talking about that kind of letting go. I’m talking about things that I tend to hang on to (control freak!) that I would be better off letting go. There are several that I’ve been thinking about lately, so I thought I’d turn it into a mini-series on my blog. 😉 As I go along, I’m sure there will be more things I think of on the way. Perhaps you do not know this about me (snicker) but I tend to be one of those “in control” people. I really do try not to be one of those “must-control-everyone-else” types though. The plain truth though is that when it comes to me I have a “need” to be in control. Now God’s still working on me, and I want to grow and change as He does, so I’m working on letting go of some of those areas where I’ve tried to be in control. A prime example and the topic of today’s “letting go” post is HELP. About a week before Ella was born my mom and dad sailed to my rescue by coming out to help with the boys. Mom had been telling me over and over that if I needed her to come out early she would be there ASAP. However, I didn’t ask her to come out. I was quite sure that I could deal with it all, and that I should be able to deal with it all. But the truth was, I wasn’t dealing with “it” well at all! I was exhausted due to a LOT of lack of sleep, and frustrated with my two small boys for being… well, small boys basically. I was frequently biting off more than I could chew (i.e. dresser project, arg!) and thinking that I should, at 9 months pregnant, be able to get all my usual stuff done along with whatever else flitted across my brain. Fortunately my parents recognized that I really did NEED help and they came along to give it. I will be FOREVER grateful to them for seeing that I needed help and actually helping! Love you, Mom and Dad!!! Which brings me to the letting go part. After some introspection on the subject I... read more

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