Thursday, October 14, 2010

Speed Bumps Ahead

This past month has been full of great big huge speed bumps. It seemed like each time I thought I had cleared one, another came up even bumpier than the last. It's been a tumultuous time. There were many days when I was so exhausted by the stress, I ended up with chunks of time in bed or on the couch with my preschooler trying to recover.

While I really dislike speed bumps, they do bring the important things back into focus. I've re-learned something very important - my family is the most important thing in my life. Sometimes everything else in life has to be put on hold so I can just concentrate on them. I also renewed my testimony of just how comforting reading the scriptures with my children can be. Sometimes when life gets hard, I am tempted to put the scriptures aside and just work my way through my problems. I'm grateful my kids were so insistent that we continue with our routine of reading the scriptures together before school - even if they did have to drag Mom out of bed.  =)

It seems that as of this moment, life is back on track - or at least as on track as it can be. But even though we're functioning smoothly again, I know I'll eventually hit more speed bumps. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that it will be a while before they spring up.  =) 

2 comments:

Nichole Giles said...

I've hit some good sized speed bumps myself in the last month and a half or so. I know how hard it is to have so many things pile up on you. So glad things are starting to even out for you.

So glad you have such a loving, wonderful family to be the center of your life.

Julie Wright said...

Something to remember with speed bumps is that they tend to slow you down so you can look around you, and perhaps see things you might have missed otherwise. You never know what good things might come from that chance to slow down and take in your surroundings. Many of my personal speed bumps have been beneficial in ways I hadn't seen at the time. You will be okay and you will find that great things await you.

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