Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I Want Them To Have More.

As a mother I am always in a state of worry for some reason or another. A lot of times, as usual, I worry about their futures. I hope that I am not damaging them in some way, I hope that I am giving them the tools they need, and I hope that I am encouraging them enough.

Growing up my family had one goal: college. I don’t blame my parent’s for wanting that for me, but it wasn’t what I wanted. After many years of being miserable on a scholarship at a University I withdrew. I have never looked back, and that’s okay. Yes, education is important, I want my boys growing up knowing that college will be there.  I want them to know that money doesn't equal happiness and that you can't take it with you when you die. I don't want them to chase money,  I want them to have more.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Life Lately

So here at The Outnumbered Nest, it is as crazy messy place of business as usual. You wouldn’t think one person could be so busy, but yet here I am.

My grandmother is doing very well in her recovery of her second broke leg. She is now officially off a walker and mostly off a cane. She still has her bad days, but thankfully she is starting to become her old self again.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Learning To Laugh Without Fear

Almost every woman knows this verse of the beautiful passage of Proverbs 31.  Proverbs 31 is a passage that all Christian women hold in high regard.  There was even a beautiful guest blog about “When I Don’tFeel Like Being A Proverbs 31 Woman”, that I fully recommend you look over at.

But this verse specifically has always spoken to me. It is one that I repeat to myself at least twice a day. Why? I have anxiety. I have had it for a while, and I have it pretty bad. I worry about the silliest of things. I will go days without checking the mail. Seems simple enough right? I mean it is just checking the mail, what is so bad that I don’t want to check it? The honest answer- I HAVE NO IDEA! For some reason I have it in my head, I am going to find some horrible thing through the mail, and to avoid the fear and unknown of it I don’t check it. Thank goodness my husband does, or I would probably have a years worth of mail up there.  I am one of those people that panic when simple, everyday things happen.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

One Very Important Secret To A Long Marriage

I’ve been able to talk to several older women in my life, and ask them for the information as to how they were able to keep their marriage going so strongly and for so long. Marriage’s today have an alarming rate of divorce, and if you sit and think about it for long enough it can really make you sad. It makes you scared to commit, for fear of failure.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

3 Things To Remember During Your Next Marital Argument

Do you always like your husband? Let’s be honest here, no we don’t. I always love and respect my husband, but that doesn’t mean that I always like him. Like my grandmother says, “Some days I just want to hit him in the head with a frying pan.”

That is life. God never promised that our life would be simple, or easy. People aren’t perfect either. I wish I could say that my house was perfectly clean, my kids completely perfect, and that when my husband came home I was wearing pearls, high heels, and dressed to a tee with a fantastic 5 course meal waiting for him. But it doesn’t happen that way.

Most days, he comes home to me in yoga pants, hair pulled up, and the children (half dressed) destroying quicker than I can pick up.  I’m sure there are days, when he would like to hit me with a frying pan. But that is a part of marriage. Marriage can be messy, ugly, bittersweet, and can sometimes really hurt your feelings.  So here are a three things to pray about the next time you find yourself in the mist of an argument.

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Maira Gall