{When Change is Coming!} 6.28.2017

Hey Hey Hey, everybody! I haven’t been writing much lately, in fact the last post I wrote was in May. Oops! I really haven’t been extremely busy, just very consumed with my kids and life. Things like that happen! Oh, and today is Mr. Clark’s Birthday! WooHooo Happy Birthday to Him!!

This last month, I’ve really been thinking a lot about why our lives seem to go in different directions sometimes and our plans change and why we have to make decisions a lot more than we’d care to do so. Times like this really get me frustrated, but they are an opportune time for growth.

Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Together!

Most of you know, my husband works in industrial construction and with this sort of job we are never certain of exact time frames. We get a “xx amount of weeks to xx amount of years” job frames.. we could literally be in one place for weeks to years. For a wife and mother of three kids, this makes for a really confusing time because I never really know if we’re coming or going.

Don’t get me wrong, though, I would not trade this for anything in the world… right now! We’ve been discussing buying a house in the Southwest Louisiana area and possibly even looking elsewhere to settle. Of course these are just dreams and will not likely happen anytime soon, but we bounce ideas off of each other to see if we’re still moving in the right direction of having a place to settle when we’re done traveling and want to come “home.”

So, what do you do when you face a fork in the road? When your plans can suddenly be changed? Or when you know there could potentially be a change over the next few days to weeks to months. I’ll tell you what I feel like I do even though it’s probably *what I do in the form of a chicken with it’s head cut off* running around in a frenzy either internally or externally. Not usually both. Eh, well sometimes both.

First of all, I honestly try not to panic. I know that whatever happens we will be taken care of. That is a given when you have God on your side. Yes, we may face hard times and have some weeks when it feels like we’re living direct deposit to direct deposit, but those are only short little periods. I know that whatever happens, my honey can get a job and that’s reassuring. I, too, could get a job as a nurse but then who’d take care of my darling angels? Lolz.

When I heard and felt in my heart that we could possibly be staying in SWLA, I began looking around for a job and a house [who wants to pay a big chunk of a mortgage on rent every single year?! Not really us..] Thankfully, my hubs brings me back to the reality that this may not be our “forever” or “for a long time” town and that’s absolutely okay. When I hear and feel in my heart that we could possibly be moving to a different job, I pick and pick until I hear of where the other jobs are and look for houses and jobs in those areas. Basically, I keep myself busy being my own concierge and figuring out what we can do in these potential places.

I will say that I’m pretty controlling and want to know exactly the who / what / when / where and why’s of the situation. With this lifestyle, I have had to let go of a lot of the uncertain fears I keep tucked in my back pocket and just let go.

Having moved to 3 different states in 6 different moves, losing nearly everything in the Denham Springs, LA flood in August 2016, spending a short time in a camper with 3 kids, and never knowing how many days each week the hubs will rain out and miss hours, I have to use TONS of Stress Away Essential Oil and go with the flow. I cannot control where we go or when we’re going, but I can make the best of it and not stress out for the sake of all involved parties. I have gone from extremely high strung and stressed out to slightly high strung {HA} and more relaxed with my kids and our daily lives.

Sure, I still yell and cuss sometimes… a lot… but at the end of the day we are all still together and for that I’m thankful. I know we are so blessed that my hubs has worked his butt off to provide for his family while I stay home to try my best at running the household.

That all being said, my plans are DRASTICALLY changing but this is not something I’ve just decided. I’m about to begin selling some things from my page here, but most importantly I’m going ALL-IN for my Young Living Home Business. I feel that we are finally to a place that I can focus on growing my Young Living business so that I can reach my tangible goals that are laid out in front of me. I have an amazing team of women who are beginning an intensive training July 1 and I will be posting more about Young Living and how it has changed our lives. My prayers are becoming more focused as I work on my business. I will NOT continue to let our paths take over us and when our plans change suddenly, we will be ready!

I have chosen a few verses that I feel are speaking life over my business and my role as a business owner, a mama and a wife:

Romans 12:10-12 KJV, “Be kindly affectioned to one another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another; Not SLOTHFUL IN BUSINESS; fervent in spirit; SERVING THE LORD; Rejoicing in Hope, Patient in Tribulation; Continuing INSTANT in Prayer…”

As a wife and mother I am looking to this verse as a mantra in my daily life:

Titus 2:4-5, “…so that they may encourage the young women to tenderly love their husbands and their children, to be sensible, pure, makers of a home [where God is honored], good-natured, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

These will be my personal theme verses over the next few months of hustling. I will love my husband and kids. I will work hard and not be lazy. I will keep my home. I will be fervent in prayer. I will serve others and the Lord with my best ability.

It’s going to take a LOT of essential oils and NingXia Red, but I know the end result of my intensive training will be worth it! I’m so giddy with excitement!!

One more thing. I see YOU. I see you, weary mama, tired wife. I see you worn out from being tackled constantly by toddlers and household duties. I see you and I know how you feel! I have no clue how in the world I’m rocking 3 kids and a husband and my house is still standing. I have no idea how we do it, because this is the toughest job I’ve had to date! I see you and I want to help you grow and find stress relief and find your niche. If you’d like to climb with me to the top of Young Living I’d LOVE to help you clean up your homes! Let me know how I can help you! Drop me a comment or email me at lifewiththeclarks @ gmail . com and lets talk! Xo.

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