You guys didn’t know this but apparently I traded in my “stay at home mom/ business owner” job to drive a big yellow bus. (Ok, it’s not yellow. But it should be). Introducing Elizabeth Priddy, Taxi-mom of the century.

Am I cut out for this? Hardly. In fact, I often wonder how in the world I let myself get to this place. I have the misfortune of being one who is easily overwhelmed (can thank ADHD for that) and while I’m usually able to manage alright, lately with the pending household move, I’ve let more of my spinning plates fall to the ground.

This blog is one of them.
(Writing my childrens’ “thank you notes” from their December birthday party is another)

I actually LOVE to write out all my thoughts and share them with the world, I just don’t feel like there is any time to do it. Am I alone here? I thought as my children got older they’d naturally be more independent and I’d have more time, right? WRONG.

Its a whirlwind.

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What I’m taking as my “take home nugget” of life here is that all those wiser ladies are right (you know exactly who I’m talking about too):: We will never have “enough time.” We will never have “enough energy/motivation.” We will never be as impeccably organized as Martha Stewart leads us to believe she is (well, not until we have that level of hired help, I’m sure)! We’re all just doing our best here…putting one foot in front of the other… sometimes tears streaming before we even leave the house, sometimes the tears being our own. God doesn’t tell us it will be easy. I understand that. (Some days I even respect it). On days when I’m weary of breaking up the fights in the back seat, making a second sandwich because the dog ate it, stressing about the finances of building new and living at home, worrying I’m not “contributing enough” (will I ever be enough?), and WHY is my heart flip flopping out of my chest?…I stop and take a deep breath. At the end of the day, it is all going to be ok. It is.

And I cling to the notion in my heart that we won’t be given more than we can handle. But sometimes I wonder, isn’t it completely necessary for God to give us more than we can handle? Lest I think I really CAN do this myself?

So, (deep sigh)

Gift #1418: taxi-mom status, #1419 feeling overwhelmed… #1421: being reminded that I “cannot.”

Lord, thank you for reminding us that we “cannot” when we think we’ve got it all together.

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