When my children were younger, I had a really hard time controlling my schedule. As a matter of fact, it controlled me.
For whatever reason I thought I could do it all…be a wife, homeschooler, take care of my house, get involved in ministry at church, volunteer and write curriculum. Unfortunately, something or someone always suffered. And I hate to admit it, but it was mostly my husband who did.
I think a part of me figured his turn would come one day. So not only was I putting my children before him but I was even putting church activities in front of him.
It wasn’t until things began to spiral out of control that I realized I had lost control. So what I had to do was start with a clean slate. And the only way to do that was by erasing, both literally and figuratively.
The journey I took included some major changes, one of which was dropping all church activities. For a season I wasn’t involved in anything. With time I began to add some things in, but with limitations.
There are still days when it can feel like my schedule has gotten the best of me. I’m learning that reevaluating the way I spend my time is something I need to do on a regular basis.
The bottom line is this. As moms, we have to learn how to control our schedules, instead of them controlling us. What might this mean to you?
© 2012, Stephanie Romero