We often hear of women 'spinning plates.' Well, I can't. I'm completely uncoordinated. Give me more than one, and I'll drop at least one. If our homeschool lessons are going well, then my husband has no clean pants to wear to work. And, if the house is perfectly neat and tidy, nobody knows what's for dinner.
I know that the Lord has promised not to give me more than I can handle. And, I trust that he is good. I've come to the realization that glorifying God during this season may look more like taking my toddler on my lab to cuddle and serving frozen pizza for dinner than having a model home and gourmet meals. I love to cook for my family, and I do believe that an orderly home brings a peacefulness that allows a family to rest. But, life is messy. Although we engage that mess, we will never be perfectly on top of it.
So, may our eyes look to heaven as we long for a time when nothing will break, or need maintaining. All will be right. I'll rest then.