Oy Vey!

Oy Vey!

Oy vey (Yiddish: אױ װײ), oy vay, or just oy—or even more elaborately oy veyoh weh!—is an exclamation of dismay or exasperation like “woe is me”.

Never one to feel sorry for myself this is not a “woe is me” comment but more of an exclamation of exasperation with myself!

The harder I try to wrangle my life and accompanying to-do list the more it seems out of control.  This revelation this morning in on the heads of yesterday’s revelation that was the harder I try to parent, the more desperate and ineffective I become…

So what’s up with all that? Try hard and fail?

It’s really about the source of my strength…am I relying on myself or God.

Lately, it’s been myself and it’s evident throughout my life.  It’s evident in my level of patience, my level of rest and refreshment, my sense of security.

When I rely on the source of all things, the creator of the universe, the savior of my soul I realize power otherwise unattainable. So what’s one tired, exasperated administration / mom to do? A couple of things to get started:

Pray, pray, pray – return to communion with the Lord and surrender my will (once again)

Be obedient – most likely, through prayer time it will be revealed to either do something or stop doing something…and most likely I’ll be rebellious on some level

Be thankful – before a problem can be solved, it must be recognized.  I’m thankful for the revelation, wisdom and discernment that has been granted to me.

Blessings – DM+

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (www.slaythechaos.com), where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.