It feels good to sit down and just blog for a while! Things are getting busy here in the Eason Household. I am acting as Chad's secretary for the business throughout the day which means that no matter where I am (in Wal-Mart trying to break up a fight between the kids, or at the pool in the deep end, or taking an afternoon nap), I have to answer my phone in a very professional manner and be prepared to take a message or answer questions regarding the business. It's a bit intimidating to me, but to be honest, I'm kind of enjoying it!
I have also been asked to be a part of the Children's Ministry in Jacksonville's Community Bible Study (CBS)! I am excited about this...it will require 2 days of the week but will provide an excellent christian children's program for my kids to participate - very exciting!
On top of that, I've been asked to direct Christmas For Kids for our congregation and all of Clay County! AUGH!!! I'm probably most excited about this because I did this on a much smaller scale while living in Searcy - I headed up a similar program for Hope Cottage (an abuse shelter) and found it to be so fullfilling! This is going to be a MUCH larger scale project considering it's for an entire county and multiple organizations, but I know with God's help and with the help of volunteers who'll be working with me, we can do this!!
On top of THAT, I've also been asked to be a part of the Women's Enrichment Ministry at our church. This will require much less time on my part and since we started meeting about a month ago, I've had the opportunity to meet some awesome ladies...ranging in ages from low 30's to upper 70's! I'm thrilled to be working with these women and look forward to seeing how God will work through this group.
All of these committees and projects are requiring me to be on the computer working on lists, calendars and emails and so I'm finding that I have to be very organized with my time. I'm learning the art of prioritizing! I believe so heavily in friendships and have learned that when you are a stay-at-home mom, you HAVE to have play-dates...so I've lately been trying to make sure that me and my kiddo's are in a relaxed environment with friends at least 3 days a week...it is keeping me sane. I'm a little concerned that as the fall semester starts and these projects become more demanding that my time with my friends will begin to dwindle,...I just pray that God will show me how to delegate and how to manage my time so that I won't get too overwhelmed. I'm trying to see this for what it is: a blessing and an opportunity to really become a part of our community...that was something Chad and I really wanted to do and I feel like God has answered that prayer.
Sorry - this post was probably really boring. :) I feel better after writing it all out though...it doesn't look quite so intimidating once I see it all on paper. :) Hope you all have a good weekend!!