I am NOT a morning person and anyone who knows me knows this to be very true. I am lucky(?) to have a toddler who sleeps in (only because he's in my bed) and I can get up when I want because I married a fantastic man who's a morning person and gets the older kids around for school, makes coffee for me each morning and does all things "morning."
Well, I have decided that this summer I am going to get up a full half-hour before I have to wake the girls so I am happy and ready to greet the day when it is time for them to rise and shine... I'm on day 2.
I am setting my alarm, getting up and having a cup of coffee, devotion and prayer time and just sitting time before I go roust the troops. As stressed as I was this morning, I can't imagine what I would have been like if I hadn't taken that time to prep! EEggads!!
I took the girls to Vacation Bible School down the road since I had a funeral escort to do in Boise. All is well until the boys (age 16, remember) tell me we only have 1 gal of milk left after I bought FOUR flippin' gallons at Costco on Thursday!!! What?!?! I was SO not happy and it just went down hill from there. They hadn't run the dishwasher, folded dirty clothes from the washing machine, etc. I just didn't do "well" this morning.
You'll be happy to hear that by 5:00 today, I am more composed, came home happy this afternoon and the girls and Paco are out eating a ice cream bar as I type.
So, please pray for me! I am stressed about finances but know it will work out. Stressed about schedules and everyone going every which way - but know that will work out, too. So, I keep playing yo-yo with God instead of letting him keep it. Tomorrow is a new day - one with two more girls, my darling nieces, in it for all day.
I love summer and the smells that accompany it. From ice cream to sun tan lotion, I LOVE IT! Help me, God, to create these wonderful memories I have for my children. Amen.