Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We are not moving to the Promised Land!

My house is a mess. But why clean it? I'm packing. Slowly. Ok, so I only have three boxes packed, but I KNOW that everything is going to end up in boxes anyway, so why clean it/put it away/organize it now?

I realized today that I keep saying "when we move...." (fill in the blank). When we move, Skylar will sleep better. When we move, Bailey will sleep better. When we move, Reagan will be easier to wake up for school. When we move, I will be organized. When we move, I will be able to decorate. When we move we will be able to finally connect with church folks. When we move, I will cook better meals. When we move, when we move, when we move.

It is not the promised land.

But I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm not the only one that does this. It may not be a move to a new city for everyone, but it might be "I will be organized after the kids are in school" or "I will get my body in shape after Christmas."

I'm learning to accept things as they are. Change the things I can, but stop waiting for "after."

My house is a mess. And I can pretty much guarantee that in six months, I will be saying the same thing....from the new house. But my kids are happy; our bellies are full; and we live each day with the Grace that God has given us to try again tomorrow.


  1. Ha! I do that too, when this or that, then. . . never happens! Live in the day or maybe the fridays :)

  2. Wow, I say that almost every day myself... "when we move..." Even Micah is saying it now :) But you are so right. You know what's funny? When we moved to Temecula over 15 years ago, we were told that Mormons had been wanting to settle there because they were referring to it as the new "Promised Land" because it was a mostly white, middle class, "Christian" community. Your title is appropriate though! :)

  3. It's nice to be reminded to focus on what's most important anyway. :)

  4. Thanks Heather for permission to not clean my house!

  5. I SO hear you! I've been there. I'm still there...when the baby is older...when the construction is done... I've been challening myself lately to embrace each moment and love my life just the way it is!


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