Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. -Socrates-

The closest feeling to drowning without the presence of water is taking care of yourself, your spouse, your home, and your small children without the presence of others offering kindness or guidance or support.

I remember the first time I thought I might drown. I had three children in diapers and the two being homeschooled. My husband helped as much as he could, but he also needed to work full time (and them some) to build his business and make ends meet. Everyone else that might have been able to help was almost always too busy with their own children, jobs, etc. to help.

Sometimes they told me (not always with words) that I deserved to sink. After all, it was my choice to stay at home and have five kids and homeschool. Sometimes I believed them.

It was around this time I stopped asking others for help. Or for anything else for that matter. People were just too busy.

It was also around this time I stopped being so busy.

I stopped making time for people and practices that took time from the people and practices that truly mattered.

I also stopped wondering why children grow up to be “too busy” to share their life with their parents and other adult loved ones, because I knew why.

One day they saw how busy everyone was. So they stopped asking for help. Or anything else for that matter. People were just too busy.

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