Friday, August 19, 2011

A Stress-filled Week

It has not a whole lot of fun here recently.  I had a black out last week that, after a range of tests, we could not find a reason for but in the meantime I did a fair bit of thinking about what I do with my days and what I worry about.

Funnily enough I worry mostly about money.  With a larger than average family (4 kids) and my husband's income being fairly low for the industry in which he works it has been getting harder and harder to just get by.  I get very nervous about anything that might change our lifestyle drastically as we just don't have much of a buffer to cope with any changes.

Then I was thinking a bit more and I realised money comes and goes.  It is possible to create more.

But time is another thing altogether.  Yesterday is gone, the last 12.5 years of raising children is gone.  Have I used it effectively?  I can budget my money and make sure all my responsibilities are met, but do I do the same with my time?  I won't get a chance to increase my time with my children if needs be later.  I will only have 24 hours in a day, no matter how hard I work on being frugal, or how hard my dh works on bringing an income into our household.

So on that point I am being much more aware of the moments, and making them count.  And I am going to work on creating more moments, helping my children grow to be the best type of them they can be.

See, stress can lead to good things.

Best wishes


  1. What a lovely post (well, not the blackout bit - took me a minute to realise you weren't talking about electricity). I hope you find more moments of joy in your weeks :-)

  2. You are so right Jen. Look after yourself and hope there are some answers for you soon.

  3. Hi Jen,
    I'm so sorry I haven't got back to you sooner! Things have been a bit busy these past few days. :) It sounds like your tests have come back clear which must be a relief to you. Maybe God is telling you to slow down? Rest more? Take a little mini-break? I hope you're feeling 100% again soon.
    As for my own health, all seems to be settled now. I have more balance this year which I think has been good for my health - I was running on zero steam for too long. I have pills I take when my heart starts it's funny business (which it still does from time to time); the migraines are mostly gone though I still get them a couple of times a month. But apparently nothing majorly wrong with me so that's a relief!
    Blessings to you xoxo


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