Okay, so I have had a lot on my mind lately. A lot! So much so that it’s hard to concentrate at times. It’s even a bit more difficult because I’m not home, and I have been spending countless hours as my sister’s house with the remodeling project. I don’t have much time to think lol.
One thing that’s been on my heart is the importance of balance. The most important thing in our house is our salvation. Period. Nothing else really matters. People sometimes give me a hard time with my handbag collection, but I think they’re more obsessed with it than I am.
Right after that is the relationships we have with each other and the roles we play in this life. For instance, my son’s job right now is to be the best child and student he can. That’s the job God gave him for right now. My hubby is working on providing for the family, and I am working on being the best wife and mom I can.
Everything else we do is an extra curricular activity, in a sense, because if ANY of those “extra” things get in the way of our “God-given jobs,” then they need to go.
This is where balance comes in. As my son’s teacher, I will not allow anything to get in the way of his education. He can be involved in other activities, but if his school work suffers, then we reevaluate the situation.
Balance for us, is him doing well in school, doing well in extracurricular activities, such as bible quizzing, football, etc. For us, being focused on only one thing is not okay. For some families, education is the most important thing. For other families, the extra activity is the most important. That’s okay for them if that’s what’s important.
It reminds me of a movie I once watched. A young girl in the movie forfeited a match to another kid because she overheard that child’s father berating him for not winning at the half-way mark. She allowed him to win because in a way, it meant more to him to win than it did to her, but for all the right reasons.
We are the same way. If we realize something is someone’s life and livelihood, they can have it. It’s really not worth the hassle and aggravation. Again, we like a balance in our life. Being super focused on one thing only, to the detriment of others, is not who we are. It’s not our style.
Have you ever felt that way? Has something meant so much to you that you were overbearing, selfish, and unfair? Or have you given up something you love because someone else needs it more? Please comment below.
Thanks for stopping by,
P.S. the first photo is Milty at the Modern History Fair at his school. He came in first place that evening after doing the entire project by himself. The other two pics are from a day at the park. The last pic is my honey and me. This is who we are…a fun-loving, tightly- knit family.