My Little Mermaid

My daughter has taken a liking to Little Mermaid. So much so that when we renovated our house this summer and decided the kids could each have their own room, she requested a Little Mermaid room. 

This brought back some wonderful memories because I also had a Little Mermaid themed room when I was a kid. I even searched high and low for the same glow-in-the-dark Little Mermaid table lamp I used to have. No luck. But I'll keep scouring eBay!

I was, however, contacted about a Little Mermaid LEGO set around the same time we were remodeling, which piqued my interest. 

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rest in Him

Last Saturday we had our monthly women's gathering for Christ Fellowship Coral Gables. I had the opportunity to teach on rest. This is not something I've excelled at lately. Ever since summer ended life has been incredibly busy and full. I barely have time to slow down on any given day. But as I was reading Scripture lately (I've been camping out in the Psalms because it has been such a comfort to me) I realized the importance of rest. 

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the next small step

I joke that I have an existential crisis about every three months, but it's kind of true. This month it hit me again. That panicky feeling in my chest. The racing thoughts in my head. What am I even doing?! Who am I?! Mostly because I've had, what seems like, countless people casually ask me the same question over and over again. 

What do you want to do with your life?

I feel paralyzed when people ask me this. Is there even a correct response? I'm not sure there's any one thing I will be doing for the rest of my life. I may be a 32 year old wife and mother, but in many ways I'm a 19 year old frat boy (mainly my eating habits and my fear of commitment). 

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living an easy life is not the goal

I used to think making my life easier would make me happier. And in a sense, an easy life does make one happy. I'm all about "less is more." I don't like clutter, be it physical clutter or mental clutter. I do my best to minimize distractions and "stuff" in my life. 

For a while, after I became a mom, I was overwhelmed. I didn't know how to handle it all, so I began to make changes in my life to make it easier. Changes like moving back home to Miami, buying a house down the street from my husband's work, cutting down on responsibilities. I wanted to deal only with the bare minimum. I also made it my goal to make sure my kids had an easy life. Everything revolved around their schedules and moods. 

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