Friday, December 9, 2011

So Are You Busy?

My husband, Philip, tells me that I need to keep my blog updated with what is going on here at A Romantic Porch.

Really? I love my blog. I love to update. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Why can't I get everything done?

Well lets just say that I have decorated 34 Christmas Trees since November 19th. But that is just stuff I have done on the side...worked it in as I found the time kind of thing...thankful for the extra work.

No the trees aren't the ones I decorated for OUR house. It was for others.

Did I get photos? Well no, but Philip did on some of them. I was too busy running from tree to tree and house to house of course, between my regular work (cleaning) and fashion design jobs.

A couple of years ago, a dear friend said to me, "You are the busiest person I know." Her words pierced and broke my heart. Since that time, I've secretly worn her words like a thorn. She didn't say I was a godly example or a good wife or a great mother or a faithful friend. These are the things in life that matter the most to me.

The other day a lady was talking to me about a hard time they were going through and I told her that the way we live is so important because the only thing that we will take from earth to heaven is our relationships, our relationship with God and others.

Life has taken a toll on our family just like so many other stories that I hear and my husband and I have made committments that we will keep. It has come at a busy price I suppose. I just pray that God's light shines through my life as I work and meet the needs of my family. God is good ALL the time. I pray for HIS strength.

So are you burning the candle at both ends so to speak?



Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Rachael, good to see you are back. I'm sorry to hear that you were hijcked, so sad. We put so much of ourselves into our postings, it's a shame to have it all messed up. Now, you need to hire some elves to help you out! haha I hope you can take care of all that you need to do. Have a very happy Christmas and I'm sure it'll all work out for you. Take care.

Richard Cottrell said...

I hear what you are saying. I have been doing for others and mine is still in the garage in a bucket of water. Help. Richard from My Old Historic House.

esther said...

You are indeed busy! But through all that, your Godly life is quite obviously the most visible thing when I'm around you! Part of your busyness comes from your love and concern for others - and what a good reason to be busy! Love you!

Donnie Pirtle said...

You are a busy lady, but your love for your family as well as concern for others most definitely shines through greater than your busy life.
Glad you are back, I have missed your blog,

Kathi said...

Rachael, Thank you so much for your kind and heartfelt comments. I'm glad you are posting again. Sometimes I wonder if many of us have been either hijacked or have had our blog posts copied and pasted word for word and photos and we do not know it. This happened to Mod Vintage Life. I see now why we may want write a trade mark on our photos to project them from pirates. I'm so open about my life that I'd hate to think that someone copied and pasted my life and photos as if they were their own. I have no ads on my blog, and it would be terrible if someone took my things and then added advertising, thus making money off my life. That is what they did to Mod Vintage. Well, it's something to think about. Have a Merry Christmas. Kathi