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A look at my crazy, overwhelming week

A look at my crazy, overwhelming week 9130284Thank you to The Mrs. for sponsoring today’s post and reminding me that I’m Enough!

Being home from a long summer trip, I realize what being gone a month can do. This past week I had something on my calendar for, not to mention the back log of emails and blog related work to do. So here’s a peek at my week. 

Monday, midwife. Check-up went well, I’m 26 weeks pregnant and the only concern is a potential short cervix, so I will likely have another ultrasound at 30 weeks to see if we should start preventative measures like bed rest to avoid pre-term labor.

I'm Enough

Tuesday, back to school shopping. Whew. So glad to have all their supplies picked out and loaded into backpacks, as school starts this Monday here! This evening I also went out with the missionaries from my church to visit families.

Wednesday, a back to school party with 18 teenage girls from my church at my house. Yup, that meant cleaning party, nearly all day long.

Thursday, sleepover! My son’s BFF slept over as a last fun get together before back to school. I’ll admit, I snuck out when the kids were in bed for a slice of cheesecake with some of my friends while hubby stayed home.

Friday, Meet the Teacher and Denny’s Diner dinner event. Both were fun, but meant lots of running around to get done.

Amid my week also included creative 14 different bento lunchboxes, painting and sanding boards and rocks for two upcoming projects I’m almost done with, and so excited about, restocking my empty kitchen post-vacation, sorting through all the trip laundry and gear, rearranging bedrooms to accommodate a bunk bed, and lots of loads of dishes and laundry.

I'm Enough

I ended up with a cold sore on my lip by Wednesday morning from stress of all the millions of things on my to-do list and running around that had to get done. This was just the week that I needed to hear this message — the one that says, I’m Enough!

I'm Enough

Despite all the things I know I have to get done (and that next week is going to be just as hectic with an even longer blogging list and back to school), it made me pause for just a moment and remember that I am enough! When I feel like a failure at the end of the day because I didn’t finish the never ending to-do list, I still accomplished a lot.

When need reminders like this everyday. We need to remember that we are great, beautiful, strong, talented, special, important, etc..

This video says that message loud and clear, and is a must watch video!

The Mrs. Band is making a debut this fall with songs that tell about real life of the artists. They are real life women telling in their late 30’s, early 40’s talking about marriage, motherhood, friendships, careers — the things we women really struggle with!

What do you do to remind yourself that you are enough?

Chrishelle Ebner

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Sometimes we moms get so overwhelmed with our to do lists we forget everything we have gotten done. Thanks for the reminder that I am fabulous and #imenough.


Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Awwww you look awesome Janel! I just keep telling myself Philippians 4:13: I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me :)


Tuesday 5th of August 2014

Sounds like a crazy week! I hope it goes well

Stefani Tolson

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

What a busy week and a cute baby bump. Hopefully things will calm down and let you get some time to relax.

Melanie Roberts

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

Ohhh you are SOOOO cute.. look at that belly and that smile..totally glowing.... WELL.. I have to work on that "i'm enough" part... thanks for sharing great reminder

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