Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ask and you shall receive....

Do any of you moms out there feel like you just can't do it all?!?!? Or maybe you can, but you can never manage to do it 100%. I do! I struggle with going back to school to get my masters, work, take care of my babies, my house, my man, work out and try to get the girls involved in everything possible. Did i mention getting some good sleep? While i was in my bible study this week it hit me. I CAN'T DO EVERYTHING!

So i asked myself what does God want me to do? Whats my place in this world at this exact time? We have some older women in our study who are so smart and so amazing to listen to. One of them told me that she still struggles with this issue. Her advice was to obviously pray about it and listen to what God is saying to you. So thats what i did....

Here is what i got, Katie, all you need to do in this time in your life is be a Mom & Wife. Raise the most amazing little girls you can. God gave me two little girls very close together for a reason. Pay 100% attention to them and soak up every single minute of them, because they will grow up very fast. I mean baby W is already 7.5 months old.

Your masters will be there for you to get in a few years and so will jobs. I am finally ok with all of this. I feel like the most important job i have right now is to raise my little girls, once we are done having all our kids (God willing 4) all those "other" things will still be there waiting for me. On the other hand my babies won't be frozen in time and need to be nurtured, loved and given a lot of attention to right now.

This new revelation has given me the space to breath again! Its a new fresh outlook on life and what my purpose is at this exact moment. I am still going to run the Soldier Field 10 miler this May and have little delights for myself, but that wanting to be everything to everyone is simmering on the back burner. Its all about my family at this point. Couldn't have asked for better direction from God! He really does answer if you ask!


  1. You are so cute, and so right!! I feel the same way! What are you going to get your masters degree in? See you tomorrow at church?

  2. Yes, we will be there tomorrow:) I'm so antsy to go back and get my masters in nursing. Wish i would have done it in college! There is no way once all my kids are in school that i will be sitting around doing nothing with my days. Nursing is such a caring profession, want to give back! Besides all love all things medical.

  3. What a great revelation to have!

  4. Thanks for sharing. I feel like this often as well and I know God wants me to take care of my kiddos, husband, and mom right now. The kids will grow up and have their own lives soon enough and that is when all of those things will be waiting for us.

  5. I read the best book recently. "The Power of a Positive Mom" It has a great chapter on being too busy! It touches on so many things you are concerned about. It made me feel so good to read. Totally worth getting:)

  6. I loved this post!! I've really enjoyed reading your blog! I think we, as women forget that it's ok to focus on certain things in our life at the right time instead of trying to get it all in. This post is going to inspire many women :)
    You have a beautiful family!!


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