Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12.7.11 - This is how you boogie...and some Martha moments

First, for a little entertaining video....I am not sure where he picked this up, but my 3 nieces stayed over this past weekend and got a kick out of Liam "boogieing".  I thought it was too cute not to share!

I've had some disappointing efforts on my part lately...I'm writing them below, not to "woe is me", but rather to remind myself that I cannot do it all, and yes, somethings sadly go by the wayside (which I do believe is God's timely plan and purpose)...In a way I'm seeking forgiveness, for taking on the pride of perfectionism and also for busyness. I'm humbled by how much I rely on God and HIS direction daily for this life of mine, and how I need to remember, above all else, to SEEK HIM daily to receive His direction...

My Craft Brunch this Saturday was a hit!  Disappointment #1 - Sadly, again, I did not get any pictures....Ugh, I keep forgetting to take them and it was a BUSY morning preparing and then helping everyone with instructions and such.  I was very disappointed in myself because all the ladies got some GREAT results out of the crafts we did.  In fact, everyone loved it so much, I may start doing a Craft Brunch once every couple months or so!  It was so much fun!  I'm going to try to get some pictures that I know some ladies took on their phones and see if I can post about it on my other blog.

This weekend was also the big race for Dustin.  The Dallas White Rock Half-Marathon was Sunday and it was poor running weather to say the least...bitter cold and pouring rain the entire race.  He still managed to run a great race (which, we didn't even go to watch the weather was so bad).  Disappointment #2 - I'm sad to say that I didn't get everything organized this year to fund raise for the Heart Foundation and Team Liam.   Honestly, it was hard thinking about asking everyone again this year for monetary donations when I know how strapped a lot of people are.  All I can say is I would encourage everyone to take time this year to donate something, whether it be time, goods or money, to a cause.  Think about what's important to you and your family and support something.  Every little bit helps, even if it's not directly related to a fundraising effort!  

My RAK Advent calendar will be put on hold until next year.  I just didn't have enough time to get it done.  Although, we will still be planning some "kindness" activities (hopefully!) the calendar took a back seat to many other things going on. 

It's a hard time of year to remember what's truly important.  So MANY things trying to battle for our attention, I guess I'm feeling a lot like Martha recently, but so longing to be a MARY.  Thank you Lord, for your forgiveness and for a clean slate whenever we request one from You.

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41


  1. First, Liam cracked me up dancing. Seriously.

    The rest was all very well put <3

  2. Loved that video!

    And I so needed to read this post. I, too, have been beating myself up about being a bad mom/wife/friend/person in general. Have you read "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World?" I haven't, but I just may go buy it after reading this.

  3. SO funny!! :)

    I needed this post too. I have serious trouble trying to do everything, half way doing it, and then beating myself up over it. Thank you for sharing, Tara! Just the perfect words I needed to read.

    Oh, how I would LOVE to come to your craft brunch! That sounds like so much fun!!

    And PS...I have an advent calendar this year. I decided on it around Derrick's first Christmas. I attempted to put it all together last Christmas, but pieces and parts of it sat on my dining room table for months. (I can't believe I'm admitting that). Finally, I got it together this year and we finally have it. It took me three Christmases. And we don't even do the activities every day. Whew I'm glad D isn't old enough to realize that yet! I promise, friend. You're not alone! :)

    You are awesome, though, so don't beat yourself up! That verse is PERFECT!