I know, I know. I haven’t been blogging and I’m now having a difficult time getting back to the rhythm. I’ve attempted a number of times to start writing but only ended up staring at a blank page and going to bed instead. I was just too tired at the end of each day!
You see, we’ve moved in to our new place and we four are still adjusting in our new space and territory. We don’t have a helper YET and we’ve been on our own. I admit, I’m not one of those do-it-all SAHMs. I’m not cut out for it, and I don’t intend to stress myself out to be one. I must have an ample Me time in order for me to be the best kind of wife, mother, woman I can be, in my own standards and not anybody else’s.
It’s been months and months of shuttling back and forth, packing, unpacking, buying, sorting, wiping, washing, cleaning, arranging wares, testing appliances, repairing and retouching. These days, it’s all about grocering, cooking, dishwashing, cleaning up, and throwing the trash. Our washing machine still needs some fixing so we can’t do our laundry just yet.
I’ve been living a more domesticated life and I still do. There are times when I feel overwhelmed and wish I could go back to the kind of life I’ve been used to. Everything was predictable. Things were running like clockwork. We had a cook and helpers which spell out the huge difference!
But I can’t complain. Our new house is a blessing. Everything in it is a blessing. THIS CHANGE IS A BLESSING!
What I love and treasure these days with this change is seeing my family growing in and with it. We’re all learning NEW house chores hands-on. Yeah, our tiredness sometimes leads to squabbles, but we’re doing things together. And as we do things together, I see each one of us growing individually in character. Being more helpful. Considerate. Understanding. Patient. Giving. Selfless. Cooperative. Flexible. More responsible. Respectful. Taking Initiative. Joyful. Supportive. Appreciative.
I also embrace this change as a good training ground for our girls to be more independent. The repetitive chores can be boring and mundane but these are exactly what they need to make them more mature and be prepared for life’s realities. Arielle will be in college in two years and this is what she needs to learn, not found in textbooks or commonly taught in school. Kayla, on the other hand, is also learning how to do hard things.
So this is where my family and I are at now. We are in the midst of change and each one of us is doing his and her best to adapt to what’s different and new. I think this change is doing us good. Yes, change can be good.
Have you been going through changes lately? How are you taking them?