Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Last week Ryan and I watched the new Alice in Wonderland. It was so beautifully creative and inspiring and there is one part I cannot get out of my head. I don't even remember the context. I think Alice was refusing to do something, or too afraid to do something? Anyway, the Mad Hatter looked at the grown-up Alice and said...

"You're not the same as you were before. You used to be much more...muchier. You've lost your muchness."

I feel that. I feel different than I was before. It's not just losing the babies or being busy with the babies I have now. I've become apathetic in so many areas...exercise, house-keeping, working on my relationships [especially my relationship with God].

I've lost my muchness.

It's time to get it back.


  1. We watched this movie last weekend, too. I did not catch the line about "muchness", but I can relate to becoming apathetic. I think when life becomes overwhelming and out of our own control and don't spend the time with God to have him renew our strength we can become apathetic and lose motivation for things that use to not be so much "work".

  2. I adored that whole movie. It was so beautiful and inspiring. Muchness... it's easy to lose.

  3. Thank you for sharing that. You nailed my very thoughts. I have lost my muchness but I don't know how to get it back! Also, have you heard the song "Never Let Go" by Dave Crowder Band. Great song. Touched me.

  4. Bri-
    I feel this way about myself in some areas too--about taking care of my physicla health. I need to get on that and I am going to get on that.

    And I loved that movie, we saw it at the theater, it was beautiful...very cool!

  5. I've lost my muchness too, and my attempts to find it again have been in vain so far.

  6. I can relate to this so much. I do have to say, as Ivy is the baby and getting older, I am starting to feel my muchness coming back. I am not sure anyone else can tell, but I can, and that matters most.


  7. You are a pro at fighting through things that hold you down. I pray you'll be refreshed and feel so loved during this process. love you friend!

  8. Oh Bri - I so can relate to this feeling. Sometimes I just cruise through my day barely hanging on by a thread and I feel like I want to FEEL more. I almost feel like I don't have time to feel like I used to. To stare up into the sky and think like I used to....kids have changed so much. And then on the flip side, at a moment's notice, when I least expect it, my kids get me to feel something I've never felt before and everything wells up inside and I feel like it's a part of the plan for me.

    But muchness. It's an awesome word. And I will remember it.



    P.S. Your place over here looks GREAT!!!

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYLAS! I pray you have an incredable year ahead full of blessing laughter, learning new things & most of all get to know Your Heavenly Father more!
    Enjoy your purple cupcakes (unless he changed his mind on the color;-)!

  10. Oh, Bri, for muchness not even being a word, I understand. I hope you get muchier soon. Apathy is so draining, isn't it?


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