Thursday, May 20, 2010

There's this . . .

Time is going faster than it usually does.
I need it to quit that... and wait for me.

Seriously, I'm not ready for today to be May 20.

Nevertheless, I've been having fun these days.

I've had some mother/daughter time with my favorite daughter. :)

We've been out and about doing what people do before weddings. (Being decisive and then buying stuff)
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Some people ask me, "Well, how's the mother of the bride doing?"
After I look around to see who they're talking to, I say something like, "Okay."
Then I think I'm supposed to be stressed.
That thought stresses me.
Like, maybe there's more to this than I'm thinking.
What am I missing?!
Then I begin my internal chatter that can go back to my fifth grade. At least my seventh grade: "What does everybody know about life that I don't know about?"

Ah, then I settle down after a little self-talk...

Then I breathe slowly... in ... and out...

And then I get on with my day.


That's what I'm doing now.

4 comments:

Jenny Campbell said...

Nancy, I have that SAME internal chatter. I always have a feeling that there are so many things that everyone knows about life that I don't know, it is a constant nagging feeling. But the Word says that "He has given us everything we need for life and godliness," and that is what I remind myself of when it stresses me out or makes me feel inadequate. How do you combat it?

Nancy said...

Ah yes, Jenny, I think of verses like that... and Proverbs 3:5, 'Trust in the LORD with all your heart and LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING.'
Oh yes.

Thanks for your great comment.

laura said...

I totally do that! People telling me I should be stressed when I'm not and then I think i must be forgetting something. I don't think we are though.

Lots more mother/daughter time ahead!

Sara Elizabeth said...

I want to share this post with my June 5th bride. :)

LOVE it.