In this day and age, life can get so hectic that we just can’t seem to get enough hours in the
day to get everything that we need done. No matter how hard we try it always seems like we are
letting something or someone down, and that in turn can cause us a large amount of guilt.
Below I am going to give you an example of a day in the life of me, from the time I awake till
the time that I go to bed. Now these things don’t always get done in order, but they are things
that I have to tackle on a daily basis, and this is something that is an everyday thing there
are never any days off.
Wake up and get dressed, change my son and get him dressed (he has cerebral palsy and is deaf
and in a wheelchair), make the beds, put on a load of laundry, make breakfast, eat and clean
the kitchen, We have 4 dogs in the house so there are dog pads to change, they have to be fed
and watered, more laundry, praying my Rosary, answering emails, trying to get in a few minutes
of writing, more laundry, changeing my son if needed, lunch, cleaning the bathroom, and family
room, think about what I am going to make for dinner, Bible time, more laundry, I try to get in
a thirty minute nap, cook dinner, eat and do dishes, change my son and get him ready for bed,
spend some time with my husband so he does not feel left out, I watch the 11 o’clock news, one
last check on emails and Facebook, and then hit the hay, and do it all over again the next day.
And then on Sunday’s, Wednesday’s and Holy Day’s go to Mass, and twice a month to the grocery
store and pay bills.
The three things that are most important and ones that I make it a point to do each and
everyday are praying my Rosary, Bible time and the much welcomed nap time. If for some reason I
don’t get those three things accompoished then I feel like I have let the entire day down, and
when that happened I would always feel so bad and guilty, but then I read a quote from Mother
Teresa that changed my entire way of thinking.
I was putting way to much on myself and expecting way to much out of myself. I was setting expectations that were unrealistic and when I did not accomplish everything then I felt like I was letting God down. But I wasn’t, God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, all He asks us is to be faithful and do our best. Now don’t get me wrong, that huge list above still has to be done each and everyday, but I don’t get so stressed out about it anymore. I do the best that I can and I know in my heart that I have pleased the Lord, and in the end that is all that really matters.
Annie Chester is a housewife, mother and a Catholic convert living in Eastern West Virginia. After growing up and marrying in the Baptist church she came home to the Catholic Church in 2006. Married to her best friend, she is also the mother of 2 wonderful kids, one of which has Cerebral Palsy and is deaf. Very passionate about her Faith she trys to model her life as best as she can after our Blessed Mother, she also enjoys learning about the different Saints of our Church. Feel free to contact her through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/annchester1975 or check out her blog http://mymotherismymodel.blogspot.com/.