Thursday, April 9, 2009


We haven't gotten real in a while. There are some things in my life that wear me down more than others. What wears you down will probably be different to what does it for me, but I think that actually being able to identify those things can help us recognise them BEFORE they wear us down completely.

REALLY - screaming, whinging, whining, squealing } any or all of these things being done (especially in the backyard) by one or all of my children all at once

REALLY - condemning & critical comments - bleh

REALLY - fear (memorising scriptures that specifically speak about not being overcome by fear have really helped me with this)

REALLY - lack of sleep

REALLY - lonliness

Proverbs 23: 15-16
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.

Feel free to share with us the things that make you human too :)

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Donna said...

Lusi, I got real on my blog today actually, and linked to you within the post. The one thing that has worn me down over a long time is my FIL, and I don't really want to mention him on my blog....he's been interfering, critical, undermining, disrespectful & mean..and that has affected our life, marriage, children, everything, I fight the urge to h.a.t.e. him daily, so kids do get to me when they whine or whinge, but that pales into insignificance to my FIL's chipping away at us....I got real about lots of inner feelings on my blog though through several posts...I think you're in eth one about the "Cute Factor". Fully engaged, great stuff, feel like a vigorous walk, how exciting!!! Keep well, take good care of you, you Lusi, have a very important part of Z's journey to go deliver her safely into her families loving you talk to your daughter through your mind & heart Lusi? Tell her that you are ripe & ready for her to bloom, just like a flower....I was put into hospital for an induction with my 8 year old, she was large & a C-section loomed, so all night I sent thoughts like this to her, I woke up practically sleepless to a show & spontaneous labour,a long day followed, but I birthed my 9lb4oz baby later that day, and she hardly cried at all, she took to breast immediately & stayed that way for over an hour. Talk with Z Lusi, in an affirmation style. God Bless & Keep You. xo

HomeGrownKids said...

Oh dear, I rarely post or write these sorts of things as i try to be uplifting yet I want to be real...want to be authentic. It's a balance, eh?

Ill health really wears me down. No, it's nothing totally serious but it is years of ill health. It affects every part of me.

The next thing that really affects me are churches. I hate church bashing and I don't want to do that but I long for deep communion with God and other believers...I long for fellowship with others as in NT times. Today's churches look nothing like that. Playing at church wears me down...I don't do church but the whole systematic way of thinking as a church go-er wears me down.

Jesus! He doesn't wear me down. God's word, in all its fullness and grace doesn't wear me down. Halleljuah!

Tara said...

A couple of things spring to mind immediately for me.

First the whining voice :) I'm sure you know what I mean. I don't think it even wears me down, I try to tell the kids to listen to themselves, and that I try not to respond to them when they speak like that.

The other one is harder... Brett's health. He is ALWAYS tired. He ALWAYS feels badly in the mornings. He usually gets up, doesn't speak, has breakfast, gets ready for work and leaves. Maybe fits a bit of playing with the kids in. Comes home from work, has dinner with us, bit of a play with the kidlets again, we get them into bed together and then he's done for the day. No energy left for me. At least that is what it feels like to me. This is something that God has been working through with me. In this season of my life I am carrying a lot of the load. And you know I don't really mind doing it. I love Brett for life, for good and bad, sickness and health... and I'd do a lot more than I currently am doing for him. But often I give in to MY feelings and sinfulness and have a little pity party.

Tara said...

I should probably also say, that he doesn't not do anything at all to help out, he does when he can and probably a lot more than he feels able to do! He is very, very good to me.

miss~nance said...

Lusi I have finally got around to my Get real babyu post.



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