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Friday, April 17, 2009

Taking A Shower...


I am a naturally very lazy person. If I could stay in bed until noon..I would. If I could stay in my sweats, tee shirt, and fuzzy slippers...you betcha I would...But I don't...why because it's not the right thing to do. A typical week day for me is getting up at 6:45 am, start yelling at the kids to get up, dressed, and brush their teeth... at 7:00 am, I am threatening the kids with loss of privileges to get out of bed. get dressed, and brush their teeth....and DON'T FORGET TO MAKE YOUR BED!!!! The girls finally make it down stairs around 7:25 am to have a fast breakfast and run out the door by 7:45 am to make it to school in time... During this time, I am making their lunches, feeding the dog and letting her go outside, and gathering their school stuff to get ready to go into the car. Most times my husband can take the girls to school which is real nice.
At 8:00 am I am in my (home) office starting my day. It really bugs my husband that I usually don't take a shower in the morning... I usually wait until lunch time... Mostly because in the mortgage industry the important things....happen in the morning and I need to be available and not singing in the shower... In between phone calls and processing, I can usually throw a load of laundry in the wash, make beds, clean around the house, and get dinner going....lately, I am lucky if I have time to make my bed...it's been crazy.. Don't get me wrong, I am one of those people that thrives on doing fifty things at once... I guess I am weird because the more things I have on my plate..the more productive I become.... okay the house may not be as clean as I would like and the bed might be messy....but you moms out there - you get it...
I think that when God was making moms - He knew He would have to give her the ability to walk, talk, jump, run, laugh, cry, juggle, sleep, and hug ALL AT THE SAME TIME.... That is our spiritual gifts - the ability to do and be what our kids and husbands need.
I want to share with you something that happened yesterday and how blessed I feel today. Yesterday, I needed to go to the hospital to see an old friend. It was a last minute thing and I had no time to find a sitter for my kids. While driving to the hospital I told the girls that they will have to stay in the downstairs lobby... they can read their book or listen to their iPods.. I told them it's very safe and I wouldn't be long... minutes before I arrived at the hospital there was a shooting in the lobby and two people were shot and killed.... If I had not taken the shower I almost did not take...but felt that I needed too... my kids would have been in that lobby....without me... The thought of my babies witnessing something so horrific just makes my blood run cold....
I am so thankful to God right now...for sparing my kids that trauma.. for loving me so much that he made me want to take that shower...funny thing was I wasn't even dirty...I had just taken a shower the night before

3 comments:

  1. I love it when you can so clearly see how God protects you and can share that with others. I'm glad you showered too :)

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  2. Wow, now that is his loving arms, wrapping up your family!

    I can say that things like this aren't really a threat here in Newfoundland and Labrador where gun violence is practically non-existent. But you never know when something will really rock the boat you're floating in.

    Blessings come in all shapes and sizes and I think this was a biggie.

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  3. Wow! What an amazing story. I'm glad you showered. I love how you portray your life. I'm right there with you.

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