I was feeling pretty defeated when I saw this taped to the back door:
Sweet girl. It's Day 7 of December and I haven't put a single thing in the Advent calendar. A reminder that I can't do it all. I tried channeling my inner Super Woman yesterday when I realized: it's not a better version of myself I need, but a bigger view of my God.
Despite all that has gone undone -- laundry, grocery shopping, Advent goodies, replacing rotting fall decor with a fresh Christmas wreath on my studio door....
...there's lots that God is doing through me and for me. Not because I'm Super Woman, but because He is bigger than all of my needs and provides the help I need...through even the smallest hands.
And then there's my Card Angel: a mother of nearly grown children who could be out and about enjoying her free time, yet she chooses to spend her time helping little ol' me! She's the reason my cards ever make it into their cute little tote boxes!
And my Too-Good-To-Be-True Husband. If I told you everything he does this time of year, you might keel over in disbelief (or envy, and I wouldn't want that!). Just minutes ago, he showed up unexpectedly with a much-needed pick me up:
TEN MORE DAYS of all day/all night creating in my happy little corner...
...then I'll tend to the rest of my life. Until then, I'm thankful for the little bits of help that remind me I don't have to be Super Woman. And my hope for you today: that you know YOU don't have to be Super Woman either!