You know the quote… “A mother’s work is never done”? Well – I think it’s more accurate to say “A mother’s worry is never done”. When thinking about what I worry about, I start to think that it’s easier to ask what I don’t worry about.
I worry that I won’t be able to take off the weight I’ve put on.
I worry I won’t be around long enough to see my kids have kids of their own.
I worry about having enough money to pay my bills.
I worry that I won’t have enough money to ever retire.
I worry about Nathan’s desire to go active duty.
I worry about Bradley moving out on his own.
I worry about Jessica up at school on her own.
I worry about what I’m going to do when all my kids move out.
I worry about the health of my family and how long they will be around.
I could fill my days thinking and worrying about all of these items but after many years I’ve come to the conclusion that worrying about bad things that may not even happen is a waste of valuable time. Instead of wasting my time worrying about the “what-ifs”, I want to take that time to enjoy every day while it’s here.
Afterall, “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles – it takes away today’s peace”