And sometimes there's just bugs at the bottom of your popcorn bag.
Today was rough. I am not gonna lie. Just rough, in-fact I was telling a friend tonight's blog might just be called the one that almost didn't happen.
This momma is worn out... My ankle hurts today, like deep tissue hurts. Compounded by all the activities we're involved in, the homework assignments. Lack of sleep... and countless other things that sap our energy. As I write this I think of all the reasons I shouldn't be complaining but I am.
My prayers were half hearted and so was I today. Chasing perfection wasn't even of the radar. It seems like it was meant for everyone else. Even my husband was full of joy and cup-half-full of optimizem that I just wanted to poke a hole in.
We were discussing that on the way home today and I told him that it was such tough day I shouldn't even blog. I joked and said maybe you should take over for me tonight for fear of losing readers... And then I thought about what a wonderful day he had so I asked him - seriously.
So I took her challenge of finishing her blog. She's right my day was pretty good... And now that I have read what she posted above I realize that she did poke quite a few holes in my optimistic cup leaving it empty without notice.
So my day goes on. Was it a perfect day not so sure there is such a thing. One thing I do know is even though I might think it is a bad day or I am overbooked God provides. Weather it be time or in situations. God blesses us with completed tasks or He does not; but he always works it out for our good - that's for another day and another blog.
Back to my so called perfect or good day. I leave the house to run some errands before picking up our crazy two-some from school and what do I see as soon as I pull out onto the major street by our house. The biggest darkest rain cloud I have ever seen and I'm headed right for the heart of the storm, like in storm chasers, knowing that I have no choice but to bear the weather - hail and all! I go to emissions and there is no line; I drive right in which is unheard of - never happens! I run a part back to the store, because that's all I think I have time for, knowing I have to pick my twosome up soon. So after that's done I hop in the truck look at the clock and say well I guess the kids with have to go to the DMV with me, "that should be fun". I look at my phone and see that the clock in my truck is approx 45 min off. I had disconnected the battery for some repairs earlier which accounted for the difference in time. Wow! I've got time to goto DMV before our two-some needs to be picked up. Thank you Jesus...
So I go and pick-up our two-some, but we cannot leave not until they get to play around the moat that was created with the days heavy rains.
My son finds a beetle of some sort and attempts to bring it in the car as his sister proceeds to tell him that she will not tolerate such a monstrosity in her presence! She didn't really say that - but her screams sure did!
Finally, after burning off some much needed energy we head home. On our way the kids are fascinated by the water that was rushing down the river or wash as us "natives" call them. I surprised them with an up close encounter to the run off from the heavy rains at the near-by lake. I just knew it had to be overflowing.
My two-some was in amazement that the lake was truly over flowing. I was happy that I was quite possibly creating a memory to be shared for years to come. It is not uncommon for my children to pull random memories from there crazy little minds, they amaze me all the time. They are truly a blessing from Lord above.
On the way home I thought I would show them some more astonishing water works from the heavy rains. As we pull up to the spot there are barricades that read ROAD CLOSED as we watch people drive around them. Looking further into the distance where the (wash) is running, my son says look at those dumb people stuck in the wash. Dad we should go down there and help them. I told him I would love too, but there was no way I could help them, one without going around barricades and two without endangering them and possibly myself. Sometimes it just best left to the professionals or just wait till the water dies down. I enjoyed my day with them!
Sometimes there is just joy in the errands... Joy in the storm... and Joy in this mommy... Love and joy for my husband who is an amazing father and husband.
In the midst of my yuck yesterday, I called my husband... We were running late to a meeting and with pure annoyance I asked him when he'd be home...
His reply, "I am making memories with our kids!"
Yes... There was the lesson for me!
I am so thankful!
Thank you for this day that you made. Thank you for the wonderful storms and rain to wash away the dirt and water the plants. In the midst of yesterday's stuff I lost sight of joy. I was too busy grumbling, thinking of myself I definitely lost sight of the idea to seek a perfect day - within you.
With you... This heart is changed... I no longer have to be weary.
Thank you Lord for Tuesday!