Today was a bad day. I worked ALL day trying to clean house and accomplished very little. Example, the sheets that were done washing @ 9:35am did not make it into the dryer until my seventh attempt to complete that chore @ 6:30pm. They were going to go on the clothesline, but...... Many of the days disturbances were caused by my three-year old testing every boundary ever set by parents and God. Yes, that includes the law of gravity. In case you are wondering, it is still in effect. And, it is still not okay to hit your Mom, sister, or the little girl your Mom babysits. Errands that were supposed to be done by 10:00am were not started until 10:30am because we had to wait on someone else. School started off with six conversations in 60 minutes with my daughter about focus. By the time she had gained hers, I had lost mine. My poor husband came home to a woman who was wondering how the bright, healthy, energetic college student who spent her days singing and her nights going to concerts and symphonies had become an overweight, poop scooping, nose wiping, maid, laundress, cook, and nincompoop!
Hero that he is, my husband sent me to my room (how I have longed to be sent to my room!) and made supper....eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy....comfort food. And then my other hero, my daughter, carried my supper to me on a tray with a homemade place mat that said." 'It Is Well With My Soul.' I Love You Mom!" What a beautiful and appropriate reminder from my beautiful and wise little girl. "When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll...."
Notice at the top I said today WAS a bad day. Some days, Moms need superheros. Today I was blessed with that, and what was a bad day turned into a blessed day. Thank God for people who love me when I am ready to give up, help me pull it together, and remind me that God is still on His throne. I love this saying:
"The ending is good. If it is not good, it is not the end." I hope I will remember that.