I am finding that the things that used to seem so important and urgent to me just are not so important anymore.
These used to be the things that would occupy the majority of my time, besides wiping bottoms and piling food on little plates, of course.
These things would call out to me, just begging for more attention.
Granted, some of these things really must be done and truly are important, but they just don't hold the urgency that they used to.
Things like paying the bills (I just got caught up on this yesterday for the first time since coming home), figuring out what is for dinner, checking the mail (shocking, I know), couponing (this one is definitely a necessity for our budget, but it certainly doesn't consume me like it used to), keeping the dreads out of Areyna's lovely locks and the mindless task of keeping up with laundry (don't get me wrong, I am beyond grateful to have a relationship with a washing machine again), just to name a few.
Then there are the things that go along with the season like making the perfect Christmas list, going to parties, or picking the most elegant Christmas card that has "my family written all over it".
And I can't forget the ministry stuff like, the "End Of Year Giving" (which totally got neglected this year) or promoting my family devotional as the perfect Christmas gift.
None of it just seems all that important to me anymore.
Granted, I am much more motivated since we got the news of our approval to bring Alethia home, but I still cannot shake the perspective that comes along with the past 3 months that we have lived. I don't even think I want it to fade away! I like where we are and who we have become. I pray that we will continue to hear God's voice as clearly as we have, and that we will continue to seek him above all else, even when we aren't forced to hang on for dear life.
I think I've found my New Year's Resolution...