12 Days of Crazy . Santa Fe, TX Writer

by Jamie Zenteno

There are times in life that are just downright crazy. Moms am I right? Everything just seems like a big fat crazy mess right now. However, in this nest of mess I feel nudged to say ladies. . . its ok not to have your flippin' crap together.

I heard the other day on the radio that the dj didn't even have her Christmas décor out yet and it was the 12th of December and she went on to say that she wasn't sure if she was going to because Christmas is next weekend. We just put ours up on this past Saturday and I can totally vouch for what she said.

So before you go about your day trying to finish up those adorable Christmas goodie bags for your child's classroom party, before you finish up that crafty thing you saw on pinterest that has taken you all freakin' day long (like seriously who in the hell has time to make this stuff), before you get to that party you didn't really want to go in the first place but you're there because you felt obligated to go, before you say "I'm fine, how are you" but your heart is screaming seriously Jamie (insert your own name there) what the heck you're NOT "fine" lol can you do me a huge favor and be honest with yourself and just take a moment to stop.

Seriously just stop.

More times than I wish to confess things are crazy in my life because I have taken on too much, said "yes" to too many things.

And then there are the times when things are just crazy that I have absolutely no control over. Like right now.  I'm at lunch and there's no one else there. They have their own personal things going on that they can't control either. People are sick, things going on with them. So I can't complain but I can pray for them.

Guys I don't know if you've ever had moments where you'rejust 100% done. Like I'm so exhausted I can barely do the basics right now.

So I'm just going to be completely honest with you, in hopes that you too can be completely honest with yourself too.

Last week we had take out 3x for dinner. I have clean clothes on my couch that have been there for over a week. I have bought 3 Christmas presents and Christmas is next weekend. My home office is a disaster. I have photography folders that need to be filed. I haven't made our bed in idk how many days. And my husband was sick over the weekend.

I will say that I have clean floors, a clean bathroom, Shelby has had a healthy lunch everyday lol and my husband between his work has managed to cook dinner and help clean up things here and there for me. Oh and the dogs have been fed and taken out too.

Seriously gals its just crazy and the Zenteno house.

So Sunday night, my husband and Shells had each gone to bed early. And then I felt the nudge. Ya know the one where God is like woman...I know you have a lot of stuff you need to do but I need you to stop. Sit down. And read my word right now.

I would like to say I have been recently consistent in reading my bible, but I'm not gonna lie I hadn't.

Can I tell you how refreshed I felt after that? No all the situations, and stuff I need to get done haven't gone away. But can I tell you that God is so incredibly awesome that if I stop to rest, like I should and need to. Everything else gets a tinsey bit easier. I make better decisions. I can organize, I can take care of my family better.

So I leave you with this scripture today out of Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Take care my friend and rest. And rest well.

-Jamie @ Women Simply Thriving