Thursday, September 23, 2010

Getting Real

























Getting real and staying real is difficult, sometimes! Today, I am moving as slowly as this beautiful caterpillar. Some days are more difficult than others. I over do it and then I pay for it. We had a "big" day yesterday. I would not change one minute of it. We had our beautiful grandson and then in the evening I took pictures of our beautiful grand-horse and his horse friend. It was a blessed day.

I have much to do, today. However, I must move slower and rest in between those tasks. I am having to set boundaries. I can not do all the things I once could.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,
Andrea

26 comments:

Becky K. said...

Good Morning Andrea,

It is good to have ambitious days but it is also great to have quiet days....
Enjoy some peaceful time today.

Hope the aches and pains dissolve away.

Becky K.

sketchesofacommonlife.com said...

I had an older friend (now deceased) who once told me that if she got one thing done a day, she felt she had accomplished something. I understand that now. :)

Lynn said...

Andrea, I sure do know what you mean when you mentioned about paying for those busy days where you've over done.. I, too, find that I've got to just pace myself and try not to over do. I don't know if I like this getting older thing or not! Sometimes it's sooo hard! I've found myself slowing down a bunch compared to what all I used to be able to do..

I bet you really enjoyed having the company of your grandson! Those times are so precious!

Have a great day!

Blessings,
~Lynn

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Rest, rest, rest in his grace, Andrea.

Holly said...

Andrea,
Great reading about two of my favorite items:
Grand Babies and Horses......

Hugs and take care of yourself....

Hugs,
Holly

Terri Tiffany said...

Do what you can and know that for that day, it's enough:) Blessings.

Denise said...

Saying prayers for you sis.

Terry said...

Howdy Dear Andrea
What a precious blessing you are !
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent for words.
I am always blown away by your ability to put such profound thoughts into simple words .
You are a treasure .
I Continnue to pray for you and yours.
May God grant you all that you have need of and pour out upon you the desires of your heart .
Big Hugs from Texas
Until Next Time
Happy Trails

Mumsy said...

You had a busy day, but sounds as if it was a wonderful time for you. I can relate to that caterpillar and your post. Get some rest and enjoy your day. Hugs

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Oh sorry Andrea..
I am the same must be old age or fibermyalgia for me..
Doesn't take a lot to make me ache..ugh.. might start swimming at the pool YMCA a few times a week.. nothing seem to help though
... big hugs,Patty

Wanda's Wings said...

Since I been sick the last few rest I have found resting is an important part of every day. My God's grace,

Renee said...

I call it living a pace of grace. I know if I overdo I pay the price...pacing...so important!
May you live your own pace of grace..

Rebecca said...

I could have written this post except for the part about the grand horse and its horse friend :)

Thanks for being real. We can learn so much from each other!

They call me "Deb" said...

Andrea,
I understand that analogy very well. I also have some days where I can run or fly circles around many people - but other days where I just wish I had a moment to take a nap! lol
Thanks for stopping by and reading my post for today. It means a lot to know that you've visited and read what I shared.
Blessings on you my caterpillar/butterfly friend!
Deb

quietspirit said...

Andrea:
I can identify with your slowness. We had a rainstorm come through early yesterday morning. It set off my fibro. I also was awake from 2 to 6 yesterday morning. Yesterday was NOT one of my good days.
Let's try to coin a phrase for those slow days.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

after the hectic week we had in New Mexico while my husband preached 5 services for revival, i am ready for some rest!

Marydon said...

Andrea, I want that baby! How precious & beautiful! Now this would slow me down ...

Are you having one of those sluggish mid-afternoon moments where you feel the need to maybe take a nap? I could, but won't let myself, chuckle!

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Joyce said...

I feel like the caterpillar quite often! So glad to hear your great-nephew is thriving : )

Finally Free said...

Hi Andrea,

So true...
Sending hugs to my real friend.

Blessings,
Tammy

Diana said...

Hello, Andrea!!! Blessings to you today.

Just Be Real said...

You know I cannot pass up anyone who is Real! Amen. Great post dear real one.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

God gives us moments to use not in a hurry but to move slowly. If we move to fast, we may miss something while traveling. Take your time. Rest and enjoy all the blessings God has given you. Glad that you had special time with your grandson.

Diana said...

I so understand not being able to do all that we would like to do Andrea. Or all that we used to do. But I do think that it makes us even more aware of the blessing that we still have! It feels so good to be with our grandchildren. I am happy for you!
Love Di ♥

Dee said...

I like that your real and that you keep going when a lot of us would give up if we had the pain that you bear daily. Your an inspiration and a blessing.

sarah said...

I'm so glad you've learned to give yourself what you need. You need slow...slow it is. Hugs to you. Have a gentle easy day. You deserve that.

Claudia said...

get real and slow down - two things i have to learn as well…but i'm on my way…thanks for reminding