Recently I was having a conversation with my husband about all the things pulling me in different directions, when I suddenly began to cry, feeling as though all my effort was for naught. From home, work, my responsibilities as a wife and mother, my demanding church calling, being involved in the high school booster club, completing my schoolwork and attending weekly gatherings… I was clearly overwhelmed and tired. On many occasions I can remember uttering a variation of the phrase, “things will calm down after…” insert one of the following: I get this presentation complete, the kids are older, the holidays are over, we complete this fundraiser, I get these ministering interviews finished, I finish this essay… yet, things never really calm down. It is not likely that life will slow down or hard times will ever just go away or become easier. However, things do settle or shift for a time and things seem to be manageable. There are many ways to persevere. The 2 things that I have found the most helpful are staying connected to my purpose and learning to adapt when disappointments come.
Hi I'm Cindi! When I'm not chasing after kids or dogs... oh wait, that never happens!