Monday, September 10, 2007

One of *Those* Mornings!

This morning I did not like being a mother. Oh, I still love my kids like crazy, but this mothering thing...I was so ready to let it go!

Brian left yesterday afternoon for Denver. He's there this week receiving training for a new business he's opening soon. (It's a personal training franchise called Fitness Together. Yep, I'm thinking he should walk around with a t-shirt that says, "If you want a body like mine, you've got to train at Fitness Together." That'll bring the clients in!) Anyway, I'm flying solo this week and this morning I thought I was going to crash and burn.
I'll skip the details. It's probably enough to say Joshua was unhappy about everything, Matthew was mad at Joshua, and I was looking for somewhere to run away and hide. At one point, when two out of three of us were in tears and the other one was just grumbling, I honestly wondered if I should let them stay home from school. Not that I wanted to spend an entire day with this chaos, I just wasn't sure I wanted to send them out in this condition. Seriously, it was that bad of a morning.
Thankfully...
A lot of prayer and a nice walk to the bus stop seemed to help all of us.

At the bus stop I met another mom and as we were walking home she invited me in to her house for a visit. Oh, there is so much to get done today and I really thought I should pass on the invitation, but I went in anyway. I am so glad I did! We had a delightful conversation and after about an hour and a half of visiting, we found out we are very much alike. When I got home I found that no one had folded the laundry, cleaned up the kitchen, gone to the grocery store, or any of the other things I need to do today. Yep, those tasks are still here. And now I'm going to conquer them all, feeling a little refreshed from time spent with a new friend, and feeling hopeful that God will carry me through even my most difficult mothering moments.

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6 comments:

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

I hate those mornings.... HATE THEM!!!! ANd then I feel bad because I'm so anxious to get them out the door and out of my hair.. I do try to always give them a kiss goodbye... but it's the mornings they refuse that kill me the most...

so glad it got better!

Coach J said...

I just love divine appointments. They are so God inspired, and they do whatever we are needing at the time. I'm so glad you said "yes."

Karen said...

Man, it sounded great with your neighbour, but I could just imagine your morning. This morning just when I was really busy to get everything done and dusted before School, we had Miss 4 moaning, screeching, moaning and Master 6 wanting this that or the other in the middle of the foray. There I am trying to be calm and not shout - and rats - out it comes!! But peace restored, but the crescendo that escalates. My goodness!

LoveMyStarr said...

I'm so glad God blessed you with a friend when you needed one!

Angela said...

So glad you didn't pass up the Lord's blessing in the form of a new friend. What a wonderful morning after all.

annie said...

We had a morning like that before church yesterday morning, it is so exhausting! Glad you were able to press on and get the kids to school (and a bonus social outing!)
Emelia actually got on the bus bare footed this morning. I win mother of the day award today, not you!!! :o)