Monday October 23, 2006

Letting go is hard for me.  I take ownership of things, and then I do not want to let them go for anything.   My home is like that.  I like my home to be kept in a certain manner, and for things to be done on certain days.  I really don’t mind if they’re not done just as I’d do them, but I do want them done.

Not being able to tend to things for almost a week now has been a hard lesson for me.  A lesson in patience.  A lesson on letting go of  “my stuff”.  A lesson in learning to just be still.  I also learned that all those times I longed for a whole day just to read or knit or sew…..well, be careful what you wish for! Once I got the pain medication from my doctor and could actually stand to just sit in one place, I was bored out of my mind!!!  I’m glad I had some embroidery and knitting projects to work on.  Even though those projects occupied my hands and my time, they became old pretty quickly.  Doing any sewing is still out of the question, as sitting at the machine to sew is painful (so is typing at the computer, for that matter.)

Copper sat outside with me for a few minutes the other day, and I’ve taken some very slow strolls down my driveway and out to check on my citrus trees.  So I am still taking it very easy.  Oh!  I didn’t mention before, but it seems I picked up a very  nasty tummy bug while I was at the medical facility the other day.  Lovely!  Anyway, I do have a second appointment with my chiropractor on Wednesday
afternoon and I’m hopeful that it will be the turning point for me.  I’m anxious to be back to spending more time helping my boys with their school work, tending to my home, etc.

So, today, we are planning a quick run to town to pick up the thirteen year old’s birthday cake, some ice cream and sodas for his family party this evening.  I am going to have to just deal with the thought of entertaining family this evening when I will, most likely, be stuck on the couch and my home is not quite up to “party” standards.  I know, I know….just let it go.  I’m trying, I really am.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your households
(even when it means letting go a bit!)
Proverbs 31:27

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9 comments to Monday October 23, 2006

  • I’ll keep my eyes closed!

  • I struggle with letting go too…..I hope you are feeling better soon!

  • I AM SO THERE!!! remember my recent post how life just keeps going on with our chores with or WITHOUT US? :eek::eek::eek:

    I wish I could come and help, but then again, if you are like me, it is hard to watch everything going on around you :nono:

    Praying for you, this to shall pass AND i am sure it will be a delightful party tonight :sunny:


  • Hang in there. I know its hard to enjoy things when the house isn’t just “so”, but remember people are there to enjoy each other not give the place the white glove test. 🙂 Praying you continue to improve,


  • Not being in controle is pretty humbling. Isn’t it !! Take it slow xoxo Clarice

  • Oh my goodness! I have not been here for a while and just now discovererd this. I am SO sorry, CW!!

    Please take it slow and may God bring quick healing!


  • I understand excatly what your saying here!! Happy to hear that your still taking it easy and healing everyday! Enjoy the birthday celebration tonight…God bless you and yours always..


  • I understand what you are saying, I like to be in control of my home and it’s hard to just relax sometimes. My husband is always on me about not taking time for myself and just sitting. Oh well…

  • Oh, I would be feeling the same way! Going crazy is probably more like it actually! :0) I’m glad you are feeling a little better. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Happy Birthday to your son. What a handsome young man!