Wednesdays are early release days. I told the kids on Tuesday that they would have to clean their room on Wednesday. It should have taken 30 minutes tops. It was a long afternoon. They started at 1. There were bouts of wrestling (not the playful kind), crying and tattling on each other. At 4, I told them that they had until 5 to finish the room or else there'd be a punishment. Motivation and determination followed my speech and they finished by 4:30.
Last night was Back-to-School Night. All 3 boys were excited about me visiting their classroom. It was insane. I had to make it to 3 classrooms (with an extra speech for the 4th graders in the cafeteria) in an hour. We made classroom fly-bys. I didn't get much out of it but the kids were happy I made to it each of their classes.
After the kids got in bed, I tried to relax. But, something happened and I ended up in tears.
And then I had to do the dishes.
It was one of those days.
But, ya know, I woke up this morning ready to face a new day.
"Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
I am thankful for today.
I'm focusing on the little joys of my day today:
- listening to my boys laugh at breakfast
- a great talk with a friend
- laughing at and with my daughter
and on and on the list will grow as I go through my day...
Have a great Thursday and take time to appreciate how you've been blessed.