Monday…truly

September 22, 2008 at 10:27 pm 7 comments

Whew.  Is it over yet?

From motherhood to everything in between feels like it came today in full force today.

We made it through it with supper on the table and…miracle of all miracles…laundry caught up. I think I took it as a personal challenge by that point.

I never got a bath and didn’t get to eat lunch until 2:30, but one thing is for sure…I should sleep good tonight.

When I told The Hub I was getting a hot bath tonight, he jumped from his chair and said, “Augh!  The bath water!!!”

Just a small glimpse there into an evening wreaked with enough drama for indigestion:  teacher notes, missing assignments, poor memory on events (I will hesitate to say there were lies, but well, let’s just say we sat down to the supper table at 6:30 and I didn’t get to leave until 9:15).

Ugh!

To all the moms out there who’ve gone before me and have done the “stuffs” of this stage of family life and showed me your “days”, thank you for the tips and pointers and for just sticking it out.  I owe it to you today.  I’m walking in your footprints…jumping wide to do it, holding my breath, but doing my best.

Thankfully, in Him, that’s enough.  It’s all I’ve got for today.

So many lessons I’m teaching the little ones around me I don’t have down myself…and I get called on it daily.  Today was one of those humbling days…so was yesterday.  So unfinished.  Oh, Lord…”finish what you started in me”.

“He will perfect that which concerns me” (New Testament) and for that I’m sincerely grateful.

How was your Monday?

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  • 1. Misty  |  September 23, 2008 at 8:43 am

    I’m really struggling with the demands of “the three”. I find myself really defensive of any “me” time I can get. It’s so hard to get more than a few minutes that are uninterrupted some days. That’s the biggest challenge I’m facing now. I suppose the challenges change as the children grow, and I’ll have to learn from moms like you 🙂

  • 2. Cindy  |  September 23, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Work today. Company wants us 2009 ready by October 30 this year. So, my day was spent with computer challenges. Spoke to Nick a couple of times and he was sounding much better. The first time he was with some guys at the mall (and I had visions of him alone in his room in a puddle–ha!) I don’t think the mothering challenge is ever completely over during our lifetimes. We will always be teaching, loving, nurturing and learning—-even if from a distance. Hope you have a good Tuesday.

  • 3. Merrie.  |  September 23, 2008 at 9:42 am

    I remember those days too well. And yes, they too will pass! God’s grace was ALWAYS sufficient and His mercy new every morning!
    At this particular stage in life when I thought I was through with that, I find myself thrown right back into child training and constant demand as I keep grandchildren. The one saving grace is that they DO go home with Mama!
    And again I’m finding God’s gifts and graces sufficient and abundant!

  • 4. Brittany  |  September 23, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Last night I organized some more scrap stuff. I want to move my desk into our house sometime this week (maybe tonight) and get a good scrap area so I will be motivated to work. With no designated space my stuff has been everywhere and very disorganized! I bought some storage pieces this weekend to help. Then I cleaned up the big mess I made! Tried to stay awake until Grant got home from an away soccer game… but ended up asleep when he came home.

  • 5. ~E  |  September 23, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Monday was actually pretty good for me. I was in class 7 hours, but they were enjoyable. We are learning about all of the muscles of the hand now and in task analysis class we did counted cross-stitch and block-printing. Craft days are fun! I am still working on my craft (mosaics) to present Thursday. You have my prayers on the parenting stuff…We are always being challenged…hang in there!

  • 6. Kimberly  |  September 24, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Isn’t is still Monday?

  • 7. Kimberly  |  September 24, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    See, I can’t even type. Isn’t IT still Monday?

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