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02/22/2011

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Carmen

Oh, Mary. We are in the vertex of doom together. We will help each other get out of it.

Pam

Stick with it Mary. You can do it. I will keep you in my prayers.

Tracie

Mary, I want to tell you that you are NOT a failure!!! This journey that you are on will take many twists and turns. You eyes are on the Sparrow Who will guide your way, your heart, your emotions and your mind. You are doing a great job and even though you are in a slump right now, it is jut for a moment. This will pass!

tricia

Mary,
"What other people think of you is none of your business"
So there you go....one less thing to worry about right?
Glad I could help!
Love ya,
Tricia

Julie @ The Corner with a View

Mary, Mary, dearest Mary! I think you're doing just fine- I think the biggest thing to remember is that your family does not rest on you. They work with you, and you with them. Victor Hugo wrote in Les Miserables that "the supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, love in spite of yourself."

It's easy to get bogged down with the details of the day. But think of your girls- I bet they just roll with the punches. And your husband just loves you- that much is evident. So enjoy it! Sickness be banished! You're not an epic failure; you're just feeling overwhelmed. Give yourself a lax day, roll with the punches, and then get up the next day and smile it off.

I definitely get like this; I think most people do. I don't think being in a bog is the problem- it's how we respond to it. I struggle with praying, so Fr. George told me to turn that into a prayer! Yes, I pray about praying. It's how I keep the Devil at bay. He sees how faithful and joyful you are Mary, and he wants to take it away. He is, after all, evil. But don't let him! Laugh at him! Enjoy your girls, spend time with your husband, and know that tomorrow is always another day. It's not about punching a timecard any more- it's about enjoying the time you have with your little family and making the most of that.

Don't isolate yourself; share your vertex with your husband. He wants to be there for you- that's one reason people get married. I only know about marriage second-hand, but I know it's worth spending the extra time, same with your kids. They don't care about fancy stuff. Kids only want to spend time with their parents!

Really, says the oldest of six who has two workaholic parents. My parents love their jobs, but when they're home, they're home with us.

Anyways, I hope this helps. I'm praying for you Mary!! You really are a great mom. :)

Sharon O

Breathe... what excellent words.
All we have is one day at a time and yes your little girls will grow up sooner than you want. Speaking from one who has seen the years move into memories.
Go slow~ Be kind and don't expect too much...
every day is a miracle. Every day is a miracle.
I will do what I can to encourage you but just remember you are doing a great job.

Dawn

Just breathe...something I will take from you and apply to myself...I envy you Mary for your couragious ways of letting go of a job that paid to begin an even more rewarding job: the job of a full time mother. You are so inspiring to me when I read your words and see you with the girls.

You are truly a blessing Mary and dont forget that...you are a wonderful wife, extraordinary teacher, care taker, mother and friend. May you find it within yourself to see what others DO see in you...

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

Thank you all for your words of encouragement, friendship and humor. I appreciate them and you, my friends, more than I can say.

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith


Thank you Dawn,

I appreciate your kind words of encouragement.
My prayers are with you during this week.


Peace be with you,

Mary
Join me @ A Simple Twist of Faith

Alicia

(((HUGS))) My thoughts and prayers are with you. You'll make it though this tough month. Just think, it's almost over. March will be here and you can begin the BALANCE all over again. Life isn't a golf game, you can use all the mulligans you need. (((HUGS)))

Bridget

Breathe. Yes, just breathe.

(Oh, and feel free to borrow my latest catch phrase: Embrace the chaos. :-) Balance is over-rated anyway. Hee-hee.)

Hugs and prayers...


Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith


Embrace the chaos, now that is catchy!

I wish I had an easy going personality that could roll with that!

Peace be with you,

Mary
Join me @ A Simple Twist of Faith

Stephanie

My Dear perfectionist friend,

What you are feeling is totally normal. You will be faced with so many things you must do, yet you will never have time for everything. You must set priorities and let the rest go. I know it is hard. I feel like a complete failure at least once a week. I have had a hard time with illness too and I know how hard it is when you do not have the energy that you are used to. It makes it impossible to do the things you planned on doing for the day. Please know that you are not alone and that all moms have these feelings from time to time. I am so glad that you have your wonderful husband to support you. Just remember that your girls will remember your attitude and your demeanor more than they will remember the little details of what you do or do not do for them. They will remember your smile and your laugh. Keep smiling and laughing and when things go crazy, just laugh. I love you with all my heart. I think you are wonderful for doing what you are doing.

Bozena

DON"T WORRY, Marry. God is already there".
I remember one time worry about something. As I was going for a walk I saw a sticker on the car with these words. I smiled. Few years later when my problem got resolved I rememebered the sticker. God is already there for you.
SMILE!

kyooty

I don't know that I've ever"met" someone so driven to do everything. I think you are right, take time to smell the flowers.

wendy

Ditto what Stephanie said. I remember feeling a lot of what you are feeling when I had little ones and I didn't have any friends to talk to because they were all still without children and enjoying all the freedom that that allows. I felt pretty alone at times and completely overwhelmed ALOT of the time. It's like one of your other friends said, there will be good days and bad days and you just have to keep trying. Do let some of the expectations you have for yourself go. Trust me, your girls will get older and more independent sooner than you'll be ready for, and then you'll have plenty of time for reading, blogging, etc.. Let something go from your daily to do list. And remember the words of Scarlet O'Hara, "Afterall, tomorrow is another day." Take care.

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

LOTS of good advice! Thank you my friends! I LOVE that Scarlet O'Hara quote. I am channeling my inner Southern belle, oh I forgot, I just live in the South, I'm a Cali girl at heart.
Mind you, a Central Coast Cali "Lettuce Capitol of the World" girl.
Not quite as glamourous.

Rick

Mary,
You are a total gift of God to the girls and me. You were a complete success story in the business world and gave it all up because of your value for life--especially the lives of these two beautiful girls. You continue to educate them and take care of their every need beyond what I ever dreamed of! You are the ULITMATE succuss story! I thank God every day for you!
I love you completely.

Rick

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