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Saturday, August 24, 2013

I'm doing the best I can

I'm doing the best I can

I'd love to float through the day all smiles
Rather than with tears running down my face

I'm doing the best I can

I wish my words came out like honey,
Always filled with love and grace
Instead of reflecting stress and pain

I'm doing the best I can

Oh if our home would always be shining
Rather than buried in clutter

I'm doing the best I can

I have fantasies of gourmet meals
Coming from my oven
Rather than pbj's or spaghetti (that I serve way too often)

I'm doing the best I can

If only I could be a picture of strength
Every time I talk to my husband
Instead of letting him see my brokenness

I'm doing the best I can

Oh that I could be the mom who is
Always creative and so fun
Rather than stealing the ideas of those who are

I'm doing the best I can

To have patience when asked 5 million why's
And grace when something is spilt
Rather than losing my cool, as I too often will

I'm doing the best I can

If only I had the time and the energy
To learn to finally play guitar, to read, to study, to write
Rather than crash on the couch and stare straight ahead

I'm doing the best I can

There are so many things I'd still like to learn;
So many places I'd like to go
I like to think God sees that and will honor the times

I've done the best I could

Every day I try and I fail
But I make those pbj's with love
And I'm too busy playing with the toys
To pick them up

I'm doing the best I can

I know that God is with me
He'll fix whatever I break
As long as

I keep doing the best I can


** I wrote this poem because I constantly feel so much pressure, from our culture, from the internet, from tv, from over achieving women around me...pressure to constantly go above and beyond, to do more, be more, create more, make more, save more. It's just not possible to do it all. I am learning to show grace to myself...and it is so freeing. I hope you will learn it, too. :) 

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