Wednesday, January 21, 2009


When it comes to life, sometimes I feel like I can never catch up. I feel like there is always something running behind me and at the same time I am scurrying along to catch what is in front. Its the feeling of trying to sit and enjoy a movie when you know you have a huge paper due the next morning that you haven't even started. Like I can never have all the laundry done, dishes washed, house clean, spirit filled, children fed and happy, all at the same time. I am always saying that I feel like I can just never get on top of things. I believe that there is a way of life where daily activities flow smoothly without stress, because they are scheduled and items do not get strewn about because they have a home and are organized. I strive towards this life. Which often leaves me tense and frustrated. I have a hard time accomplishing nothing during the day, and I often throw playing into that catagory. Yesterday the girls and I enjoyed a day out in our beautiful yard. We had planned to pick oranges but they weren't quite ready. So we just played. At one point I just sat in the sunshine (in shorts/83degrees) and read my book while I watched the girls tackle eachother and laugh. It was a very fun and relaxing afternoon.
I took pictures so that I was actually doing something(:
~Matthew 6:33~
The Lord often gives me this verse when I am trying to hard.

My fearless one...bring it on!

My delicate one...keeps a white lamb clean outside!


Corynne Escalante said...

aww... nina. you're doing such a good job, mom. and we'll have plenty of time to have everything organized and pretty when they're older... right? that's what i keep telling myself anyway. but i really learn a lot from you, you're doing great, so don't think you aren't.

Jessy said...

haha spinach?? interesting i guess i will have to try that one!!

The Montgomerys said...

I love your pictures....the 1st one and the last one are really, really pretty. Oh, and the part about 83 degrees(its about 38 here...ha ha...and that's WARM) , so jealous. Are you in school too? That is very seem to a super momma!!! Amazing.



Nina49a said...

Thanks. Are u guys still here?

No! I am not in school. But I think everyone can relate to the "paper due feeling" (: How are u surviving?

Corynne Escalante said...

Yes, I'm still here, but I leave tomorrow early...

Al said...

I was blessed when I watched you work with the girls and being Mom. As the "Bapa" of these lil ones I am pleased to tell you I am very proud to have you as my daughter in law. Nevaeh & Char have exactly the Mom God wanted for them. And as for my Son he got hooked up big time. God bless you Nina your doing a FANTASTIC job!

Love Pops

The Montgomerys said...

Oh, yes that feeling pretty much sums up my life from 17 to 21. Oh, as far as surving, I did...could I have done better? YES, maybe next time...a learning experience huh?