Tag, you’re IT!


So as a parent of 5 (I am still amazed when I see that number), I see myself needing to plan a lot further in advance, but sometimes it just feels like the day-to-day activities are going so fast that you are literally tag-teaming with your partner (mine is Shane) to getting stuff done.

I literally try to not rush in life, and I usually get everywhere we need to be early (just in case an emergency occurs), but having two kids with baseball practice at the same exact times on the same exact days (twice a week), church twice a week, and my job every other weekend, I find myself playing tag with Shane now more than ever.

But even though it feels like life is so busy and is so overwhelming right now, and the only time we have to catch up on life is after all kids to bed at 8:30pm, we still try to make  that time for each other and not lose site of each other in the midst of all of this chaos .

We might be playing tag for quite a few years(or until they are all 18, lol!) but we know that  if we put God first in our life and our marriage, that things will always work out!

Do any of y’all ever feel like you are playing “tag” with your significant other to get a LOT of tasks done? Especially those of you who have multiple kids?

(BTW Shane and I just celebrated our 12 year anniversary this past weekend and it was SO fun–looks for details in a couple of days)

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

Just like a dream

I remember dreaming this very dream

where one day I would have you be independent,

and able to entertain yourself.

That dream has come true.

You can play by yourself, and use that amazing

imagination to it’s fullest potential.

I now can drive without music and enjoy the silence,

and just imagine how your mind is soaring.

I can even cook food for you

while you wait patiently for it to be ready.

I am able to shower with you near,

but I don’t have to worry about you

doing something that you shouldn’t be doing,

or that could be potentially dangerous.

I’ve realized such a sense of calmness since you

became this way,

and I’m truly glad it’s just like the dream I had.



©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.


Humble Pie

Humble Pie

After reading this Humble Pie prompt from the Daily Post, it definitely hit the spot, after what all I did today, even though it’s not necessarily the direction the prompt was going.

Being humble is something that you are, not something someone taught you to be.  Remembering that no matter how much you work to climb up that ladder at work, you will never forget how it felt to be at the bottom.  Knowing that even when you are blessed with great opportunities, or fortunes, that you never forget to give back.

After today, having to work on the floor as a CNA (certified nurse aide) because we were short staffed and having to give showers to the residents, to shave them, to make sure they looked presentable for the family members coming to visit, changing the briefs (diapers), etc.. made all the memories of the past 5 years come back, full swing.

Without a doubt, I will never forget how hard it is being a CNA.  It takes a toll on your body physically, every day, and it’s the lowest paying job in the nursing field.

When I found out we were short staffed today, I told the aides that I would be there for them, without a doubt, all shift.  Of course, I still had my job as weekend Charge Nurse/Treatment Nurse, but I just knew it was all about balancing, and letting them know, that no matter what, they can depend on me to be there for them.

I am forever grateful that I went on to get my RN degree, and worked my way up the totem pole, but my hands will never be “too full” or “too busy” to help another worker/someone in need.

I got more compliments today from the workers/residents/families than I have gotten in a long time, and as stressful as the day was/gets, I will always remember to stay humble, thankful, and give God the glory for the blessing my hands with the ability to help others.