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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I've been experiencing a lot of unrest lately. It really troubles me that the apartment is very far from unpacked, the dishes are rarely done, and my plans to go grocery shopping usually fall through. Most of this is simply attributed to the fact that caring for my sweet Maryn takes up the majority of my time, and Billy is working nearly 60 hour weeks already with school. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE staying at home and meeting the infinite needs of my darling baby. I just have to learn that if that's all that gets done, that's okay. I'm trying to depend on the Father and keep a quiet heart, but it's hard. Reading this quote today helped:
"I think I find most help in trying to look on all the interruptions and hindrances to work that one has planned out for oneself as discipline, trials sent by God to help one against getting selfish over one's work. Then one can feel that perhaps one's true work--one's work for God--consists in doing some trifling haphazard thing that has been thrown into one's day. It is not a waste of time, as one is tempted to think, it is the most important part of the work of the day--the part one can best offer to God. After such a hindrance, do not rush after the planned work; trust that the time to finish it will be given sometime, and keep a quiet heart about it."
~Annie Keary, 1825-1879 (qtd in Keep a Quiet Heart, p. 9)