This coming month is going to be a long month.
  1. the days are growing shorter
  2. my husband is going to be traveling for work for TEN days straight
  3. that travel? the same week that J#3 doesn't have nursery school
  4. I am anticipating a trip back 'home' to Minnesota in November...it will have been 10 months since our last visit.  That's a LONG time. 
  5. The month has 31 days {not 30 or like the blessed month of February...28}
In the past I may have lamented the coming of this month.  I would have made myself a victim.

But this year I've head some realizations, thanks to Him. The words that He guides us with are so clear.
But what happens when we live God's way?  He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard--things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity.  We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. {Galatians 5:22-23}

And I'm thankful for that.

Because this year when I'm faced with a month like October, I've got plans.
  • I'm going to do 31 days of crafts & games with my kids (and write about)
  • I'm going to develop a cleaning schedule and stick with it
  • I'm taking part in a challenge that involves 31 days.  And Jillian Michael's Videos.  EVERY single one of those days. 
  • Another Game On round, of course. 
  • And 34 in 34 plans like writing 10 gifts for my 1000 gifts list per day, chalkboard painting something, getting our scratch off map set up, writing my testimony and reading a non-fiction book. 
So I should be busy right?

And time's going to fly by, I'm sure of it.

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Lisa J. said...

Thanks for sharing! With God's strength you can accomplish all that is before you!

Marci Smith said...

You go girl! Xoxo

Ugochi said...

You do it to too! I mean plan yourself busy because other wise you will be curled up in the couch missing him terribly...well it works sometimes for me, sometimes it doesn't,lol! Thanks for sharing and have a super blessed day!

Cathy said...

It sounds like October is going to fly by for you. :) Enjoy!

Mom of 12 said...

Man, I hate it when my sweetie is out of town for even a few days, but 10? That's crazy! Maybe it's time for a new job?

Mary De Bastos said...

I'm glad you're going to get to go home and see your family. I've not seen my family in 3.5 yrs. THAT is a long time.

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