I am sorry for missing so much the past couple of weeks. Life around here has been crazy! We finished our school year and now need to prepare for our annual homeschool evaluation. This weekend three of the five of us will attend the annual CHAP Homeschool Convention.
In addition, my husband is recovering from hip replacement surgery and was not allowed to drive until today, but, no, he did not drive today. Therefore I have been the ONLY transportation for all five of us!
We also celebrated our oldest son’s birthday this past Saturday and mine the Sunday before that, and the Friday right before my birthday, our oldest son and I visited the college he wants to attend because he was to be interviewed for their honors program, AND he was accepted into their honors program! Therefore, next Saturday, I will again be spending the day with him at the college for him to sign up for classes and a few other things.
I have a couple of things I am excited to share with all of you, but first and foremost, I have received notification of acceptance for one of my devotionals! Yes, that means a devotional that I wrote and submitted will be published in a devotional book in the near future! This is the first publishing news I’ve had in a little over a year, and it was the third item to come to me as an affirmation from the Lord that I am, indeed, supposed to be writing.
You see, I have been struggling with whether or not I am really supposed to be a writer or if my timing is wrong because as hard as I try and as much as I desire to spend more time writing, it is still a huge struggle for me. Most writers say, “It’s a job so make the time!” I get that and I desire that, but, at the same time, which of my other jobs — Mom, Homeschool Teacher, Wife, Daughter and Friend do I neglect or push aside to make time to write? You see, all of my jobs are important, and right now, until my husband is back on his feet and back at his job, as much as it frustrates me, my writing job will have to wait.
Now, I hope you will excuse me, as I am extremely tired, so I am headed to bed. I will try to post at least one more time this week, and it may not be on my usual days, like today. Bear with me, I hope to get back on track with my blog starting next week, but don’t hold your breath.
How about you? Do you have too many jobs to know which ones should be priorities?
I believe my first three, listed above, are my first priorities, and those are the ones requiring most of my time right now. I also believe that there is a season for everything, and I am resting in the peace of the affirmations that God has sent me to let me know that I am supposed to write, and I trust that He will help me make the time when the time is right according to His purposes for my life and the life of my family.
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Kelly, I’m excited to hear about your devotional! Yea! And I believe you’ve got your priorities straight. Sometimes there are seasons of life where life interferes and writing as a necessity, is put aside for a short time. And you know where I stand on whether or not you should be writing. We all think we shouldn’t be. But if we think that, that’s when we know we should. 🙂 Blessings.