Shabby Miss Jenn

Friday, 20 August 2010

priorities...

we all need days in our life where things are just simply simpler and not as hectic as they always seem to be. we live in a society where there isn't quite enough hours in our day to fit everything in and that no matter how much we try to slow down (if we can that is) we really just add more to our already busy lives.

time to slowdown, pause and stop awhile as we count our blessings and prioritise what really is important in our lives and as a mother of 4 teenage children...3 of them with disabilities, my priorities will be very different to many others.

life has taken on a whole new meaning for me since taking on the role of president for bendigo autism asperger group and for the first time in a very long time i feel like i belong in society again and that i've found a place within the human race once more. i have been so lost for such a long time i honestly didn't think anything could allow me to feel so good again, to feel like i am worth something and to finally have some self esteem and confidence with all that our family have gone through is a miracle in itself. at the end of what seems to be a very long, narrow and incredibly dark tunnel there is definitely light and it's full of hope even if at this time it is only a glimmer...it is positive and it is worth it.

although we still have difficulties and are dealing with some serious issues here i am seeing it all in a different light and tim and i are managing. it all comes down to what's important and what isn't, what's a priority and what we have decided is not because at the end of the day the things that matter, count and anything that doesn't count doesn't matter. anything not a priority simply must not be allowed to have anymore energy wasted on it either physically or very much so mentally.

the things that matter to me....that count.....that become those priorities for me are my beautiful family, my husband tim and our 4 incredibly unique and amazing kids. love is such a strong emotion, it gives meaning and purpose to life, it has no boundaries, it shares no limits and it does not discriminate.

before i finish up tonight i thought i would leave you with another priority of mine.....taking time out to be creative. something i have missed and something i felt was really important to restore because honestly i need a "me" thing and i've been scrapping one way or another for far too many years to give up on it just yet. it allows me to pour all my emotion and thoughts into layout after layout, treasuring every part of those memories, documenting the good with the bad, recording precious moments and cherishing life and loved ones. definitely a worthwhile cause and one that sits on my "priority" list!!!

credits:
urban love collection- birgit kerr - scrapbookgraphics
font - sidewalk

have a great weekend and take care, hugs chris xoxo

1 comment:

. said...

That page is AMAZING!! I am so glad that you have decided not to give up on scrapping. With everything that we give it is always a good thing to be able to have a "me" thing .. doesn't make us selfish, just better people :) Keep on keeping on chicky xoxo