Stability Through Transition

I’m busy being not such a SAHM right now.

  • Two kids
  • One business
  • One busy husband
  • Vacations
  • Social obligations
  • Oh yeah, we’re moving next week. So, everything that goes along with that.

We’ve tried for as long as we could to avoid the reality of the move. Granted a lot of it is done for us (the packing, the heavy lifting, the fitting onto trucks), but there’s still a lot that has to happen before a move. Maybe I’ll make that this week’s Friday 13.

 

Things get crazy during transition. Whether it be a move, a life change, even dropping your cable subscription. When things change in life we are going to react. It’s how we react that determines our character. It’s easy to let the situation get the best of us and not act/react like we know we should. How do we determine how we’re going to act/react? How can we even control that?

 

I’m convinced I can’t and won’t act/react the proper way without help. It’s easy to think we can just muster up the ability to behave like an adult through transition. But we all remember times when we’ve blown it. I’ve blown up at my husband and my kids, been rude with friends and family, blown off cashiers and other helpers of society. It’s because in the heat of the moment our heart speaks. When we don’t have time to formulate a response or go and count to ten. For me, being able to be kind, loving and stable during transition is going to take Christ.

 

Being a Christian means trying to act like Christ and show him to others. During the difficult times too. So during this move my main goal is to prove outwardly that He is my Rock. He is my Stability during this transition. I will not get mired down in the details and will not get overwhelmed by the apparent immediacy of things that, in the end, aren’t really all that important. Most importantly I will aim to show Christ to my husband and children at all times.

Stability (with a capital S) through transition.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Stability Through Transition

  1. Wait…where am I? Vicki?

    You are seriously the hardest working mom of 2 girls I know. Because you know what I’m currently doing and the most I’ve exerted myself over the past 4 days has been putting clean sheets on Caroline’s bed this am. They were covered in green shadoobie–thank you, Froot Loops.

    There is a Land Shark waiting on me even as I type this, so I’ll say LOVE THE NEW DESIGN and know that I’m praying for you and your busy self.

    p.s. You hit me hard with showing Christ to your husband and children at all times. All times? Yeesh. Thanks, Holy Spirit, for convicting me. Sigh…

  2. love the new look, totally hawt. you’re so together (as i type this from my permanent corner of the sofa in my underwear, with danny trying to figure out why the remote isn’t working…sigh.)

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