I’m honored to be guest posting over at my friend Tabitha’s blog, TabithaPanariso.com.
I met Tabitha just over a year ago at the Influence Conference, and since then we’ve gotten to know each other through social media. (I know Instagram and other social media get bad raps for being “fake,” but in a world of facades, Tabitha’s social media presence is a breath of fresh, authentic air.)
She’s doing a beautiful and honest series her blog right now called Embrace This Season, and I have personally been so encouraged by the stories she’s sharing about her own life and from other brave women. I hope you’ll take some time to read through these stories today.
Here’s the beginning of my post on her site:
A few Friday nights ago as we drove home from running errands, with a crabby baby in the backseat whining for bedtime, my husband and I reviewed our weekend priorities. We have a lot of balls in the air right now; some by choice, some by chance. I grew weary thinking about a weekend that would be anything but restful, and I looked over at him desperately and said, “I just want to feel done.”
I wanted to feel caught up on cleaning and the laundry, caught up with friends and family, caught up on my writing, caught up at work. I wanted to feel done renovating our home, done washing bottles, done researching carseats and sleep training tips and pumping tricks. I wanted to finally summit this adulting thing and stick my flag in the ground and coast for a while.
Are you laughing yet? Because my husband sure was. “Oh sure. I think we’ll feel done when Selah and any kids that come after her are grown . . . but maybe not even then.”
As I reflected on this one cold October morning — Selah was sleeping, I’d finally finished the dishes, and I had managed to sneak in a few quiet moments for myself — I sensed God whispering to me: Brittany, what’s this really about?
On the surface, it seems as though I want life to slow down just a little bit. I want to finally finish all the tasks I’m supposed to finish, check everything off my master to-do list, and then pass out for a few days.
But underneath, I realized what I really want are three things: control, perfection, and rest.
You can read the rest of this post over at TabithaPanariso.com!