(this post was originally written this morning; I have had a long day and some hiccups. Also, after baby finally went to sleep, I, now, am awake from falling asleep.
It’s ten in the morning here in beautiful northern California! I have made five little smoothies and filled some cups twice, after some noodles this morning. The dishwasher is running. A load of laundry is going and the sprinkler is going (we’re trying to rebuild the lawn after many years of letting it brown in the summer and green in the winter and spring). Garbage, Recyle and Greens Bin is rolled in.
School is still to be done, but the kids are playing lego (three of them) the baby is walking around doing make believe with a cup and chopstick like a cup and straw! One child is tasting lime juice after reading several books. They’re playing and exploring and enjoying the joys of home (we’re going to push a little schooling in a little).
I have the pup next to me and some worship music (playing some good old Fernando Ortega).
As I see what I’ve done this morning… I still think: there are still pots and pans on the stove top, surfaces to clean, clothes to put away, appointments later, call I have half a sink full and counters covered up… oh well. I tell myself, I can do what I need and can do… little by little, I ask, “God, will you help me to order my day? What should I do next? Will you please give me words to encourage me to connect with each heart today. Also, today, I pray each child is becoming more of who you have made them to be. I also pray for my husband at work, grant him strength and focus. May he do his job with joy and excellency. Thank you for all the provisions from breath and sight to being able to read and drive and have a home. Amen”
*My answered prayer: I believe that God helped me through my day. I By his grace, I have be sustained. I was able to connect to each child and deal with issues as they came. I felt responsive to most situations rather than reactive, hallelujah. By his grace, I am still here and we made it through a 3 year old’s first dentist appointment, a 6 year old’s dentist appointment, and my dentist appointment. I made phone calls and took care of We made it through the day with some schooling (very little) and some chores and some fun. Boy–parenting is a mountain climb! It’s a beautiful hike, though!