Our Journey

Holiday Meltdown

Sorry it has been so quite around here, life had become hectic. I will strive to be more consistent in my postings.  Smile

Now that the holiday are over are you having a meltdown? I know that our lives have gone completely haywire the last couple of weeks.  Normally we take off from school after October. So our “summer break” actually is November and December. That way I don’t feel guilty for neglecting out school work and we can focus on community projects and Christmas. Actually I got the idea for another HSing Mama and I thought it was an great idea, but this year for some unknown reason I thought (well actually I don’t know what I was thinking, LOL) maybe we should be “normal” and follow the public school calendar. Well needless to say that didn’t work out so well. With all the running around, baking, gift making, shopping, and community events that we had it seemed as though school was getting neglected. The more we didn’t follow the schedule, the more stressed I would feel.

One afternoon it seemed as though everything was going crazy, the laundry wasn’t done, the house was a mess, the kids were sick and of course school wasn’t getting done. Hubby was working and I was coming unglued at the seams. Blame it on the holidays, or lack of sleep, or poor diet, whatever the reason I had a meltdown. I mean it, a serious fist flaying, feet kicking and stomping fit. Looking back I’m glad none of the neighbors were outside watching, lol. But as I was having my fit this verse came to me:

In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears. Palms 18:6

Hubby came home from work early (just because he knew I needed him), we talked and even though I knew what needed to be done, because I was standing so close to the chaos I couldn’t see the whole picture. We were able to resolve a few things, for example we started Christmas break early, funny how such a simple thing as taking a few extra days off will do to your stress levels. I am thankful that the Lord hears my calls of distress and that He answered my cries.

So now the gears are shifting and its time to say good-bye to Christmas break and start preparing for the New Year.

Did you have a meltdown this holiday season? Should you have?

Wishing you many Blessing for this coming season in your life!

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Comments on: "Holiday Meltdown" (1)

  1. I am glad that you were able to talk with your hubby and come to a clear realization of what you needed to do. this season can be so busy to us homeschoolers and it can be so hard to get everything done.

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