Sorry Brains, I totally lost track of time. Life has been chaotic and super busy. Let me catch ya up a bit…
I am now a firm believer that the Universe [God, The Almighty] does not give us more than we can handle; so long as we are paying attention, of course.
The Universe will certainly test us, because we are all stronger than we often think, but there are times, when too much, is truly too much. For me, last weekend, was too much and the Universe defiantly took notice…
It all began when I had a “Britney Spears” moment, by (accidentally) cutting off a large portion of my hair! Fortunately, I didn’t shave it off like Britney, but pretty sure, had there been equipment to do so…I probably would have done it.
I was overwhelmed, exhausted, and completely frustrated with a massive knot in my pony tail. Generally, I have really good patience, but this stubborn knot was, shall I say, the tangled straw that broke the camels back! I was in tears, trying to brush out this stubborn knot. In which, probably wouldn’t of been so bad, had I washed my hair more often. I do shower regularly…but sometimes, I get so busy doing everything, that by the end of the day, a long, good shower, seems like a lot of work and I tend to skip washing my hair. It’s terrible, but it’s also the reality of motherhood.
Anyway, overwhelmed, exhausted, and frustrated, I thought I had a great idea of cutting the knot out. I mean, that’s what I do when the kids have knots- well, sort of. With the kids, I patiently untangle the knot to the point I am left with just 2-3 strains of knotted hair that I could cut off without consequence. Unfortunately for me, my lack of patience turned into tying my hair up into a pony tail and CUTTING off my entire pony tail! Way more than just 2-3 strains of hair! So, now, I sit here with hair hanging just a smidge below my ears. It’s not ugly, just too short.
Since doing that, stuff has been consistently falling off my plate. So much stuff, that I am so grateful for, like potty training! My youngest daughter (3yr-old), who has been extremely stubborn in potty training, just miraculously decided to start using the potty one day. No more diapers!! It was as if someone just flipped a switch!
This week was also the last day of school! I cannot tell you how stressful it was for me, to make sure my Kindergartner did all her school work. Her Kindergarten class does not mess around, I mean we had assignments for everything: reading, math, spelling, writing, science, PE, and music! Wow, what happened to ABC’s, crafts, and naps!
In addition to that, several other amazing things dropped off my plate allowing me to keep up on housework! My house is so clean right now, I cannot even tell you how it got so clean. There was no effort to it, it just happened! Sure, we have our little messes here and there…but, it’s super manageable!
Even my kids are going to bed on-time. In the history of having children, they have NEVER gone to bed on time, because they are night-owls (totally from my husband’s side of the family). My youngest now, like clock work, tells me good-night, snuggles into bed, and goes to sleep. My oldest, still argues with me about bed-time (she argues just to argue-it’s her nature), but once the lights go out, she falls asleep within 20 minutes. At this point, I am beginning to realize that the Universe is clearing off my plate for something bigger and it’s not dessert!!
I know exactly what the Universe is preparing me for and I can tell ya right now, I am gonna need a bigger plate.
I cannot get into details about it, because it’s really not my story to share, but basically, over the past 7 years, a super-cell “shit” storm (pardon my French) has been brewing between my husband and his ex, in which has now resulted into a custody-review case. Personally, I am absolutely relieved, because hopefully this is the end of 7 years of absolutely unimaginable drama! Unfortunately, the custody-review has been placed on hold due to COVID. Ugh.
Hopefully, with all this stuff quickly falling off my plate, means the custody review is just around the corner! No matter what the outcome, I pray the changes that are established by the court finally brings peace to my step-children, for that they have had one serious rough beginning in Life.
Whether the Universe is preparing me for my husband’s custody case or something else, I am super grateful for all the stuff falling off my plate right now. I look forward to having a little break from chaos, even if it’s just for a couple of days. 🙂
Do you believe things happen for a reason?