Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How Much Longer?

Thank goodness for Tuesdays Unwrapped or I might not have bothered looking for "not what will be or what is to come, but what is real and true this day: the messy, the lovely and the unexpected".

It has definitely felt like we made a 180 degree turn here in the month of June from what Manic May looked like. That is,.... IF (big if) I survive VBS week - cue foreboding music: *dun dun dun!!* Lovingly surrounded by 25 three-year olds for 4 hours is delightful. *ahem* ..... It's been a couple of crazy days. We're out the door by 8:15 each morning and aren't leaving the church until 12:45. I was feeling a tad frazzled when we left this afternoon and I knew I didn't have it in me to make lunch for everyone once we got home so we went to Chick-fil-Allelujah. There must have been a dozen cars in line but it took approximately 30 seconds per vehicle and we were on our way home. I L-O-V-E that place! Their motto should be, "Speed, Smiles and Grace served here." Having that enormous Coke and waffle fries in the seat next to me softened the blow to come. - I forgot that the bridge on Highway 5 is closed and I had to turn around and go the long way home and got stuck in traffic on Sixes because of the detour and it took us 30 minutes to get home. *sigh* We actually managed to make it to our destination with all the childrens' eyes open! Again, credit is due to Chick-fil-A.

Now after a two-hour nap my skull feels like it is stuffed with wet, fuzzy cottonballs and I have laundry to do, I have to decide what to do about dinner even though we're a week past due for grocery shopping and I still have to plan tomorrow's schedule for herding 25 three-year olds to the Preschool theater, inflatables, music, snack time, make a craft and show each of them how much Jesus loves them.

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

So, did you catch that? My gift today was from that Shining Beacon of Light -
Thank you from the bottom of my pea-pickin' little heart, Truette Cathy; another jewel was added to your heavenly crown today.


Bee said...

Chick-Fil-A always makes me feel better, too. Only it's the milk shake that soothes my frazzled nerves!
Hope the little ones have a great day tomorrow. 'Cause if they do, you probably will, too.

Travelin Fam said...

I will move here, learn a new language and have a baby in a 3rd world country but you will not get me to do VBS. The answer is NO WAY! Kudos to you. And the blessing of Chik-fil-a would be wonderful...hmmm...polynesian sauce.

Davin, Alisia, Hudson, and Naomi said...

You amaze me! I think you must be super mom. I enjoyed looking at all your posts. You are so talented. Thank goodness for fast food, too! I love afternoons when I don't have to worry about making something, or CLEANING IT UP.
And for serving in VBS, I think that makes you a saint;)