the gift of getting it all done
I think I finally got it all done.
October was a wild month- an 8-day missions trip smack dab in the middle of the month surrounded by full time work before and after; an-all day women's workshop event two weeks after our return (with my part having to be cancelled due to the freak East Coast Halloween snowstorm, thank you very much); four college application processes to go through with my high school senior before the end of the month, plus the daily grind of, well, the daily grind.
During the craziness, I would come home from my workday and start right in at my home office and work until I needed to sleep. Every day had a list - a long one- of things that needed to be tended to, paid, written, applied for, or called about.
I was getting exhausted.
But as of last night, it was all done. All the catching up, all the running around, all the phonecalls and bills and applications. And I could look back and say- this free time I have now is truly a gift. I can appreciate it completely because of the burning-the- candle-at-both-ends kind of schedule I had to keep up these past few weeks.
And I learned that for a season, I can work at an intense pace and still be nice.
Through it all, God gave me grace to handle it. I ran out of hours before I ran out of patience; I had everything I needed just when I needed it; I didn't sweat the small stuff or the big stuff, but instead I barged ahead and kept going figuring it would all work out.
It did. God is good.
Time to go enjoy my gift!
Posted by Beth Coulton