It's been a month now since I started caring for my grandsons who, next week, will be 3 months and 16 months old. They're here four days a week, and I wouldn't be honest if I didn't tell you, Grandma is tired!
The shift to "full-time Grandma" has actually gone smoother than I expected, at least until this past week.
What changed? My focus.
It has been my prayer since entering this season that I would be fully present while I'm with the boys, and really, shouldn't we be doing that all the time? Keeping my mind on the task at hand rather than jumping ahead to what I think God will have for me next. So my focus has been on caring for the boys rather than all the other things I'm not doing (and the list is growing as I speak!)
This week, though, it's been hard. Because of busyness in the evenings last week and over the weekend, I started off the week feeling behind, and at the end of the week (i.e. NOW) we're leaving on vacation, with all the preparation that entails. Unfortunately, my mind kept going to everything I wasn't accomplishing rather than what I was doing.
Do you ever catch yourself doing this? Thinking about everything except where you are right now?
Thankfully I caught myself and realized the problem is with my thinking more than anything else. While the world may think what I'm doing is a waste of time (I even had someone in ministry tell me, "I really don't understand why someone would leave their ministry for grandkids"), I know that I'm exactly where God wants me to be!
Lord, help me to remember that in everything I do, I'm doing it for you! Guide me as I minister to these precious boys, and prepare me for what you have in store for me next.
Linking Up with "Spiritual Sunday", "Weekend Whatever", "Tell Me a Story", "God Bumps and God Incidences", "Word Filled Wednesday"