The MOPS group that first welcomed me two years ago starts today. As those dear faces gather for fellowship, I won't be there, which saddens me. Meanwhile, I am looking forward to starting a new weekly Bible study next week.
With two daughters in school and my son at home with me, my plate is piled high. This means I cannot add another time commitment, so I let go of MOPS (reluctantly). Somehow I thought school would make life easier, but between getting ready and packing lunches and pick ups, our schedule seems fuller than ever.
Meanwhile, my little guy is getting used to having me all to himself for several mornings. This week he seems to have concluded that he really likes it! I'm trying to figure out what to do--errands are easier with one kid, but it's such a golden opportunity to sit down and spend focused time with my son; I shouldn't to be running around continually. Then there's the looming challenge of toilet training, which doesn't seem terribly compatible with my burning desire to hit the bike trail each day.
What I need to do is prayerfully sort out all these priorities. I need God to show me ways for my desires and responsibilities to coexist rather than compete.