Organizational Woes


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Sometime in the next two months we need to move.  This isn’t one of those, oh my house is too small and I wish to have something bigger type moves.  This is – we live in a two bedroom apartment and Indiana fire codes dictate that once you have a third child you are only allowed to stay in that apartment until the child is twelve months of age – type of moves.  He turned 10 months yesterday.  I feel incredibly disorganized.  I want to start packing and be ready for this move, whenever it does come, with everything that I have.  Yet, I really do act as if my feet are stuck in the mud.  I can’t process in my head what needs to happen and I can’t sit down and get done what needs to get done.  Dishes, and work, and being present in my children’s lives, and this or that or what not seems to rule, and then there’s those dishes again!  Thank goodness my precious husband helps me with the laundry most of the time.  It’s all in a pile sitting next to me on the floor right now.  This will be a short post, so that I can tackle that pile since Jeff will be playing basketball tonight and I really want the house to be clean for this weekend.  Nothing is going on this weekend except for Samuel’s basketball game Saturday morning.  This is a first in a long time it seems.  Our calendar has been booked since last October with various activities.  What better than to have a weekend to relax and enjoy each other as a family without having a huge pile of dishes and laundry staring at me!

So, I contemplate what it is I can tackle each day and am attempting to just focus on that.  Focus.  That’s probably the key word in what I am lacking right now.  A big jar of focus.  I am also trying to be more present in the boys’ lives with focus and intentionality on just them!  (I think I just created my own word there, hehe) Less of the technology stuff like phones and tablets and video games, and more of playing together, and reading and learning together.  Enjoying them each moment before they grow up and leave our little household, wherever it is that we move to.  Today as I rocked Eli to sleep I remain thankful that I have these three amazing little boys and that they are healthy and rambunctious as ever.  Just as Eli leaned into my arms and knew he could fall asleep safely, I will lean into my Savior’s everlasting arms and remember who I serve.  I am also not allowing the worry and fret to creep in like they can tend to do.  I won’t worry about where it is we move to, I know God has a plan for us.  I won’t worry about how we will get the things done that we need to get done, God will give us the strength we need to get it all done.  I will focus on Him, I will focus on Jeff and the kids, and I will tackle this big pile of laundry next to me so that it will eventually look like this


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Who knows, maybe I’ll even put a smile on my face while I’m folding the laundry like the woman above!!

And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10

Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5


#DisneySide Party!

Show Your Disney Side

Happy New Year to my wonderful followers here on Pieces of my Heart!  I have basically ignored my blog for a very long time but I plan on changing that and what better way to restart on it than with this exciting announcement?!?! I am very thrilled, I have been chosen to host a DisneySide at home celebration! I will be posting more about what I plan on doing for the party, such as the theme, some of the activities and food, and other little bits of “extra magic” I plan on incorporating just like they do at the the Disney theme parks and resorts!  We were so blessed to be able to visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, last year as a Christmas gift from my parents.  Yes, you read that right, a Disney vacation as a gift! And they didn’t just gift that to us, but to the families of my four siblings as well.  We have a big family, y’all, and my parents treated us like kings and queens!  My children still talk about it like it was yesterday, we had SO.MUCH.FUN!! That is why this is uber-awesome for me to host this party, it’s a chance to bring some of the Disney magic back without having to travel to Florida.  Although, with the crazy amounts of snow we’ve been getting, my husband would be happy for a warm vacation away right about now! (There are some things a Southerner just never gets used to up here in the Midwest, and snow is one of them!)

Do you have any ideas you’d like to throw my way? Send me a little magic!