Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stressed but still smiling

things are pretty stressful around here these days. I'm 4 weeks out from having baby number 3. We're trying to buy the house we live in hoping that we have a place to live right after baby. Rob's trying to finish his dissertation so that he gets his pay raise in September. And many other things that I could list but it would take too long. Don't get me wrong, these are all wonderful things, just so much is hanging in the balance and it takes alot out of you to muster the faith that things will work out in the end. Remember, faith without works is dead, and we have been working really hard! Since I'm practically on the verge of a nervous breakdown every day, I've decided that I need to focus on the things that make me smile in order to relieve stress.

Things that made me smile today...

1. Adam said to Rob, "When Mom kisses me it's like she's giving me the stamp of love!"

2. Walking into the boys room and catching them lip singing and jammin' to the Tabernacle Choir Christmas CD.

3. Walking in the door from a late grocery trip to see that my husband had been a white tornado cleaning the house while I was gone.

Whatever happens, I know I'm blessed with a beautiful family that brings me joy beyond words!


Shawny said...

I can imagine how stressed you are! Try not to be though. You will look back and see that all worked out as it should. I learned my lesson the hard way...I was too stressed and found that it really did me no good. Can't wait to see pictures of your new little guy!!

Karina said...

Ahhh, good times, Kara. I'm glad you can surrender to the least some of the time. Hey, maybe the stress will bring the baby early? That would be cool, yeah?

The Wilsons said...

Oh, some times are just so stressful you just have to hang on...and when you get through it you just say, "WHEW!!!" :)

Best wishes as you work through this crazy yet wonderful time. Thank you for sharing the things that made you smile--they made me smile, too!