Friday, August 21, 2009

Nesting...To Do List

Trying to keep it real....

Weeks ago I mentioned I was in the nesting mode and that I had lots to get done before Baby Munck arrives. Well I still have the To Do List and many helpers eager to help me accomplish getting things marked off that list. The only problem that I was having is getting "ME" eager and willing to get started. Oh we have done a few of the things on the list but there is still a slue more that could be done. I have looked around at our home and then at the things I have listed that "I'd" like to see accomplished before Baby arrives, I have seen that most of these things aren't truly pressing or of the utmost importance. Yes, they are all things "I" would like to have done but they could be done just as easily once Baby Munck is here. This great revelation didn't just come to me but it was spoken to me through my sweet husband. Arthur ask me if these things were really that important...important enough to get me stressed if they weren't accomplished. In my structured organized world YES these things seemed very important. Then Arthur ask me the question that hit home..."where did my list come from "ME" or had I prayed about my list and was it impressed upon me from the LORD". The answer was on the piece of paper in front of me....it was "MY" list! That day I decided that I would pray about the things on "my" list and then wait for the Lords direction. After several days I felt the Lord speaking to me to look around at our family. Our family wasn't the same family as it had been with baby #2, baby #5, or baby #7 it wasn't the same as it was with baby #9...because the dynamics of our family is different now. We now have children that range in age from 17 to 2 years, we are in a new chapter in our family life. We now have many who can cook, drive, clean, wash clothes, wipe a nose, mow, and the list goes on. So after reflecting on my list again my eyes were opened to the fact that much of the list isn't necessary. This cut "my" list to less than half of what was on it. The big thing I did feel very impressed from the Lord was to take time with my younger ones to snuggle a little more, read a few extra books, and just soak them in...all the time thinking I would be giving to them a little special time with me but I feel at times I have come away with more of a blessing. Sadly I have to admit the extra kid time wasn't on "MY" master TO DO LIST, shame on me!!!



Thankful I had a husband to guide me. Dying to self daily to see what direction the Lord wants us to take isn't always easy. Thankfully I hadn't plunged full force into "My" To DO List and had time to regroup, call upon the Lord then sit and wait on His direction being quite and listening.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Glad your were able to make the list more realistic for the now. Take time and rest before little Munck arrives in the next few days to weeks. Let the bigger kids help out with that list. The big day will be here before you know it!!!

misslynda said...

One of the great things about husbands is they really do help us put things in perspective. God generally gives them the "big" picture - - - or the important facts in a situation. I have a better attitude and outlook after I listen to my husband's advice.

The Pauls' Family said...

Well put! Sometimes 'my' list pushes the ones I love the most under the rug :( And husbands are great to keep us in check. Praise the Lord that they love us enough to give us these words of wisdom when we can't see beyond 'our list' Thanks for sharing Laura. Bless you as you snuggle little ones and prepare your heart for this new little Munck to arrive.

Theresa said...

He's just great like that...God AND Arthur, that is. Love you guys! Waiting for the news. Love T

JennyH said...

So true- we often forget the most important things, loving on the kids. Glad your list got shorter and the kids got to soak you up as well!

Chris in FL said...

And of course with the more children, we feel more responsibilities. You have a great and WISE husband. He takes good care of you. :)