Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scenes From The Weekend... And On Losing Control

 

On Sunday, we put Eden in one of her fun little Halloween outfits and headed out to a local farm with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay and pony rides for kids and tasty delicious fair-style food. We didn't stay long because, really, what is there to do when your child is only 2 months old and does not participate in the said activities? (Did you notice I said 2 months old, 2 months old, what?!)

Regardless, we made a fun afternoon of it and I have to say it kind of hit us hard that we are at this stage in our lives where we are actually those people. The people with the diaper bag and the stroller and the baby. We're in a whole new group now and it's fun. This was the first outing we've done since Eden's birth that was "kid-related" and I have to say that we really enjoyed taking it all in and watching our little munchkin look around and take it all in, too. So much joy she brings to us!

As a new mom, God is continually teaching me to surrender control to Him. Not only do I see my need for God on a daily basis more, but I've come to understand the depth of his love for me more. I've always been a controlled, organized, type-A kind of person that loves routine, day planners and consistency. Joshua knows not to plan any kind of surprise for me because it just does not suit me well. I like to know what to expect, how to plan for it and so forth. Having a child has stretched me in all those areas and it's continuing to do so.

I know as Eden gets bigger and more active, I will be stretched even more. Right now, I'm learning to go with the flow more and accept that not everything will be "just so." My house won't always feel de-cluttered, there might always be piles of laundry just waiting to get put away on the chair in our bedroom and my to do list might feel 10 miles long, but she's worth it and losing control of it all is worth it.

Just when I start to think I'm getting the hang of this mom thing, God literally hits me over the head with a new lesson that He's teaching me... that He's got this, and that I need to surrender control. It always goes better when I led Him lead and not me, anyway.

Add this to the growing list of "mommy lessons" that is starting to stack real high...

17 comments:

The Arizona Russums said...

Look at you blogging like mad at night! Thank you for today. I love you!

Ashley said...

o my goodness i love your little girls outfit. i know what you mean by not a lot to do with tiny ones. but it looks like you had a wonderful day
xo
ash

Candace said...

Isn't this the truth. Our house is what I consider a disaster right now as I myself have learned to just go with the flow. Harper pretty much dominates our lives right now and I wouldn't have it any other way. This mom thing is awesome but definitely a little overwhelming at times. But I'm growing in so many different ways because of it. Definitely feeling you on this, this morning.

Ruthie Hart said...

Ive loved watching you grow into a wonderful mommy...being so honest and real about the joys and struggles...it really helps us non mommies know that we have support when we do join you guys. Think..holidays will only get more fun over the months and years!

LeahJo said...

love that you are out there making memories already with your baby.
the picture of you two with the sunflower cutouts is too cute!!

Lottie Simm said...

i love eden's leggings, they are amazing!

christina said...

love it :) well said...motherhood is a never ending process.

adorable outfit btw!

GingerPeachT said...

oh how cute and fun that all looks!
I too am like you with my personality and planning every thing! lol Its funny to see how God can mold you throughout life into a whole new creature to be able to handle new things! I know when we have kids, I will be a wreck most of the time, but I'm sure i'll learn some hard lessons too :-)

Laura said...

Thank you for this post... it brings a sign or relief to my soul. You and I scored the same on the personality tests you did a while ago, and I can see if very clearly with this post that we have the same traits, pretty much exactly, I do not enjoy surprises, I like to plan, I like to be in control, and know what to expect. I am pregnant with my first and after "surviving" the first trimester and looking around my poor house I felt ashamed and bad that my house looked that way, that I wasn't cooking the healthy dinners I did before getting sick, and was tough on myself...things have gotten better now that I am 17 weeks and my energy is back and I am not sick, but I think it was a real eye opener, and why God does these type of things, to see that I am not in control and I have a new priority in my life, one that is not predictable and one that doesnt give me a schedule at the start of each day, and this is just the start of it no where near what is going to happen in a few months as you are observing, so I need to let loose of the reigns.. thank you for helping me see that :)

Kassi Mortensen said...

How cute is she in her little Halloween outfit! And I love that you're 'those' people! People who are so excited to share the world with their little one that you've already gotten started! LOVE it!

Leslie @ top of the page said...

i think we are really similar, i'm just ten years in mommyhood ahead :) i once heard it said that the Bible's referring to a woman's "pain in childbearing" is not only during the actual birth, but the pain we experience as they grow and we have to constantly let go of control more and more. it is not easy, and God has had to heal me of many fears (which were at the root of my control issues...always are) with His love. But even then, I don't think I'll ever like surprises. :) You're doing a great job. On a more superficial note, Eden is so cute, and that Halloween outfit is too.

Kimberly Bonham said...

What a great post. Lately God has been teaching me a lot of patience and I know I am going to need it when we have our own little family. Eden's little outfit is too cute!

kari Hill said...

Ah! I love her little outfit! Too stinkin cute!


Kari
ryanandkaricom

Jessi Bridges said...

I LOVE pumpkin patch photos with kids. Isn't it so fun to start getting to do family stuff with kids?? Oh, and it gets to be so much fun. You guys are the most adorable, sweet family.

Ashleigh Nichole said...

Eden looks so cute in her little outfit! Its too adorable :) I am glad you had fun family time together with one another.

Heather {A Mom Without Facebook} said...

Love this post. I have been so far off the blogging wagon since having #3 I can barely keep up anything anymore. But I love how much it makes us rely on the Lord. E is just adorable and thankfully I can at least see her on Instagram even if I don't always get around to reading blogs as much. :( Looks like your little fam is just doing wonderful.

aimymichelle said...

awesome pictures.

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