Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Internet fast...Day 1...well semi internet fast...see below

I may have to resort to this..LOL because:

I have found it quite difficult not to plop down and head on over to facebook, a message board, or one of the many games I usually play throughout the day. It has long been nagging at me that I spend more time “on and off through the day” doing this and that on the computer than is truly beneficial. Yes, it has its benefits, but it is also a time stealer.

Today I have accomplished:

• Laundry, I also do this, but now I am gaining ground on mount laundry.

• Dishes (I do this every day, but for now I am ahead of the game).

• Working on prepping Christopher’s recycling project.

• Making some grandma Mother’s day cards.

• Making some teacher appreciation cards.

I also had a very interesting conversation with Jenny. There is much wisdom in a 4 year old brain. We talked about tornadoes and how according to her the enemy sends them. She talked about Adam and Eve and how they should have just listened to Jesus. She talked about how Jesus lives in her heart and loves her. She talked about the cross and that Jesus died for all our sins. My, what I would have missed had we not had this talk. She is such a deep little thinker. Her thoughts blow my mind.

It makes me wonder, how much I do spend without even realizing it. Time slips away and before I know it; I am in a rush to complete something. I blame no one but myself. Is it a bad thing? Not necessarily. I haven’t really neglected my family. However, I confess; I CAN do better. As I blog about this imperfect wives 7 day fast; I will be open and honest. I want to be a better wife, mom, and friend. Yes, I will go back to a more frequent usage of the computer once it is over, however, I will go into it with more wisdom. I will be able to time myself better and not “lose time”.

I know that I am a good wife and mother. I do sow good things into my husband and children. But, this is showing me some areas I MUST work on.

So day 1, so far has been a success. I still have to get through homework and supper time before I am allowing myself back on for a bit. Hello, my name is Thelma…and I am addicted to Facebook. Said in jest, but it may hold a little more truth than I want to admit right now. I am writing down my thoughts and will transfer them to my blog during my evening allotment of computer time.

So, now I am off to the bus stop and then help the kids with homework, JBQ and fix our supper, give baths, etc, etc. Then I will post this to my blog. I will post it with my head held high, because I know I am not the only mom that struggles with these issues. I am not a neglectful mom, BUT I can do better. That is what we should all strive for…to do better.

Also for the next 30 days, I am doing the 30 days to encourage your husband, for no other reason but I love him. Here is the link: http://www.reviveourhearts.com/pdf/30DayChallenge.pdf

I challenge all of our imperfect wives to either do this, or find another way to incorporate this as you start your fast. By day 7, just maybe it will encourage us to complete 3o days. I bet, I just bet God will surprise you in what happens. (Now this will not be much of a surprise if my husband happens to read my blog. But one can try..LOL).

I must confess I have used the computer some today. Mostly for research to help Christopher with a project and some lists for household organization ; and the above mentioned challenge to encourage my husband. However, everything I have done has had a purpose to feed or nurture or do more for my family. The goal is building and nurturing what we have and growing it more.

As day 1 draws to a close. I feel good about what I have done. I am making progress. Now, off to help the kids some more. I will post this on my blog later after I am done and the kids are in bed and such.


Nicole said...

Your fast is going well! I am also trying to stay off the computer. I was off right after the show this morning and didn't get back on until 8p tonight so I think thats a lot better than before.
I also didn't have any coffee either today and will do my best not to have any for the next 7 days!!! I have also cut out pop the past few weeks so I just might break if i cut off my coffee totally too.
I posted a link on the groups wall for a 21 day prayer challenge too that would go well with this fast and now i will have to check out the husband challenge too!

Thelma said...

Thank you. I am more dependent on getting on the computer than I thought I was...LOL. I could not give up coffee, cause quite honestly that is the only thing that keeps me going some days. I do not sleep well and the caffeine helps. You are doing good as well. Now I need to post my last 2 days on the blog, which automatically posts to fb..LOL