Making family time is important to me. How do you balance your children, relationship, and work life?"
That's easy! Ok. Easier said than done, I suppose. I've found that putting the most important things first, will make everything balance it's self out or fall out of my life. I've also learned (shocking!) that I can't do everything. If I don't get to something, or I don't finish something by the self-imposed deadline --it's okay. The world won't end. The world won't even notice.
For example, I haven't finished Cait's baby scrapbook that I've been trying to work on for the past month. I'm pretty sure that it won't get done in the next 5 days either. Especially since I still need to plan the actual shower. And the party is going to happen either way, so if all the little things I want to do don't get done, then it's okay. Again, not the end of the world, and probably no one will notice that they are missing. What is important is that Caitlin has fun and that our guests have fun and that we spend time together.
Details, while they can be important, usually don't matter in the long run. Keeping an eternal perspective is essential.
So that is what I think.
Today I am grateful that I have realized that I can't do everything, even though sometimes I try to. That reminds me...I need to make the cupcake toppers for the snacks. And a banner. Ooh. And baby pictures. Lots of baby pictures. And....
**update, this post was written and scheduled to post before I got hurt. And if that doesn't make sense, I'll post details later. :) **