That's pretty much the best word to describe me lately. Not by anything in particular, just this overwhelmed feeling in my heart. I told Laura that the walls were overwhelming me. It's pretty much the only way I can think to describe it. I don't know if any of you have ever felt this way before.. my guess is yes that some of you have. I initially decided that I was going to try to find someone that would take my kids for a day so that I could just clean, with no inturruptions. Not that I don't like the inturruptions, I just think that for one day during the year, it would be nice. But that's not really realistic, and I'm only going to have more inturruptions as I have more children, so I need to find a way to make some "along time". So tonight I am going to sacrifice sleep. I will stay up and just putter and clean downstairs until I feel as though everything is not overwhelming any longer. I think that I will talk to the Lord and perfect my new Chai Tea recipe. Then I am praying I will sleep peacefully without any "inturuptions" and wake up to a clean, non-overwhelming house with a peaceful countenance.
Now I know that my peace does not come from a clean house and some sleep, it only comes from my beautiful savior, but I think that we can rob ourselves of our peace when we don't make our quiet times with the Lord. I can feel that I need to make one of those quiet times right now. We do our devotionals (almost) every day and Dalen and I usually read the bible every night before bed, but I do not get a "quiet time" every day, it seems there just isn't enough time.. even with my newly organized life, the time that has been freed up has been given over to schooling (which I am so thankful for). I think that this is not a quiet season in my life. This is a season of inturuptions.
And right now I'm going to inturupt my life and close out the world, just me and my Lord, some music and a broom ;)