It’s Not the 4th of July…

It’s Not the 4th of July…

My first phrase as a kid was “I do it myself”.

If you know me at ALL, this probably doesn’t come as a surprise.
I mean, c’mon!
See how good I was at getting toilet paper? I was a pro!

I definitely understand the whole “I might as well do it if it’s going to get done right” mentality.
Because oftentimes, it’s true…right?

When Michael and I first got married, I had this beautiful idea of my spotless apartment, dinner on the table, and me with my makeup perfect—all after a full day of work.

I was very particular…about how the towels were folded, how the laundry was done, how the kitchen was cleaned…it worked for the most part. He was either a very willing participant (probably because he didn’t want to hear me gripe about it anymore), or I would just do it myself…because “You’re not doing it right”.

It was a beautiful time (HA!). I was still fairly in control and independent—and could manage what I wanted to when I wanted to…

And then came Abigail—the most precious, beautiful, time-consuming gift I’ve ever received. Two months later I started classes.

And it was here that I realized, I can’t do it myself…


Because you know what? I CAN’T DO IT ALL….which is exactly what being so independent forces you to do…to do it all yourself…

Sure. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil 4:13)
I get it. I live by it.

But a LOT of times, He sends PEOPLE to strengthen you.

I NEED my husband.
I NEED my family.
I NEED my friends.

…and so do you.
So get over yourself. Realize it. And let someone help.

(Yes, I’m talking to me, too)…

Comments ( 4 )

  • Girl, you are singin’ my song! …and making me feel guilty about not keeping up with my blog as well as you have so far! haha

    Know you’ve got a silent cheer squad behind you in addition to all the wonderful people who get to be a part of your life every day. You’re an inspiration to so many, Steph. 🙂

    • Haha well I’m glad you like it! And thank you so much for the encouragement 🙂 I miss you being around at all of the events here! Oh yea…and I imagine this thing is probably going to slow down a bit after Spring Break is over. We’ll see!

  • Love this! I have been thinking about it a lot lately!

    • 🙂 Yea….I think it’s a hard concept for driven people…I’m still really bad about it. Not AS bad…haha but it’s all a process.