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It’s Not All About Me?

It’s Not All About Me?

November 4, 2014 9:36 pm6 comments

It’s one of those days, when you feel like no one sees you. When you feel like no one is listening or even cares to hear anything you have to say…it’s one of those days when you feel completely sorry for yourself. It’s one of those days when you post a status update on Facebook and not a single person comments on it…and the sad part is that you actually posted a question hoping that people would respond…it’s been 6 hours and not a single response. Wow. Feeling very loved at the moment – nope, not really. Yep, it’s been one of those days.

Today is a day that I’ve been trying very hard to keep all my wheels spinning…I’ve done loads of laundry, I’ve vacuumed the whole house, I’ve kept my three year old entertained while doing loads of laundry and cleaning the house, I’ve made school lunches and cooked dinner from scratch, I’ve worked on my eBook, as well as wrapped Christmas gifts, I’ve returned a few phone calls for our business, I’ve also dropped by a friend’s house, gone to the grocery store and run all the way across town to pick up my wedding ring from the jeweler. I’ve not once sat on the couch to watch TV or eaten any Bon-Bon’s. I didn’t even get to take a shower, alone. Yet, I sit here feeling invisible and very sorry for myself.

Ever have one of these days? Are you having that day today? Well, mom, I hear ya. I’m right there with you, and I understand.

Now let me be completely honest with you. These are the days that I know I’ve not been in the Word enough. It’s days like today when it’s very clear to me that I’ve not spent enough time with my Heavenly Father. When I let the day press in on me and I let the craziness of life rule my attitude, instead of focusing on the Lord and choosing to focus on the blessings He has given me. Afterall, why do I want people to notice me? Kat_Kenz_wagonWhy do I care if no one on Facebook comments? My biggest problem today is – Me. I think it’s all about Me. Why can’t I just take a step back and be thankful for my amazing daughter who loves me and cooks with almost every night, rather than annoyed that today she’d much rather watch a movie with her brothers.  Why do I need a pile of thank you’s and compliments for all the chores that God has blessed me with the opportunity to do?  Afterall, He’s given me my kids to do laundry for, and this house that I have the pleasure of cleaning, and this great school that my kids get to attend, the ideas in my head for my eBook, and the amazing friend that I was able to visit with today, and joy of living less than 5 minutes from a grocery store, and the amazing husband that gave me my beautiful wedding ring! WHY, in the world am I making all my blessings a curse to feel sorry for myself?

My only feeble answer is that I’m a tired mom who needs to bathe in the Lord’s embrace. Lord, forgive my poor attitude. Help me to be exactly who you made me to be and be thankful for the blessings you have given me. Help me to remember it’s not all about me and that it’s really all about YOU. I love you, and I’m sorry.

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  • Julianne

    Wow, I needed to hear that today:)
    Thank you!

  • Thanks for writing about how I was feeling today! I started off in the word, in the wee hours of the morning and I even read an awesome word of encouragement from Oswald Chambers. As soon as I stepped into my normal routine all my good hearted attitude went out the window and I was that mom and wife pouting because no one was thanking me. Let alone acknowledging that I was making a hot breakfast, packing their lunches all the while getting myself out the door with plain old turkey and no bread for my lunch. Woe is me! I loved what you said about thanking God for the chores you get to do. I am happiest when I’m serving my family, so why am I complaining? I’m going to get up and try again tomorrow! Blessings to you!

    What is your ebook about? Good for you for writing it!!! I love to write as well. :) my friend Kaycee told me about your website. Her and I both had a day like this!

    • Katrina

      Thanks for your kind words! I totally understand how you feel and being a mom is not a very glamorous job on most days. This blog is a dream the Lord planted in my heart years ago and it was never fully realized until I got back from our family mission trip a month ago. It just all finally made sense and came together while we were “unplugged” from the world for a week. One of my big passions is couponing! Silly, but it’s a hobby that I love! My eBook is about that. I’m almost done with it! If you join my email list you will be one of the first to know about my eBook! Hugs to you and Kaycee!

  • What a coincidence! We are going to try couponing again. I’ve tried three times and failed all three. My husband said he would help me figure it out this time. Can’t wait to read it!! My three boys (1teen), along with groceries becoming more expensive is killing our budget. We just went up $200 a month!
    I have another question. Where did you find a family mission trip? We used to do that before we moved here but I haven’t found an opportunity.

    • Katrina

      Glad you are going to try couponing again! It’s so fun! Why have you failed in the past at couponing? Sign up for my email list on the homepage – upper left corner – “Free Sign Up” and you’ll be the first to know about my eBook!
      Our family mission trip we went on was with our church – they opened it up to families with kids! – You can read this post about our trip – Do you live here in Parker? Do you attend church somewhere? If you are in Parker, we attend Crossroads Community Church – – we love it! Come check it out!

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