Even though we had a family meeting yesterday about reducing stress and being organized, our morning was insane. INSANE. In the end, my kids were late for school, which I hate. Noah did not have everything he needed, including shoes that fit. And Mark got stitches. Seriously.
This was not the plan.
Surely this never happens to you. Right?
After I dropped Noah off at school, I came home to a house that was messy and garbage that needed to go out and a fridge that needed to be cleaned and writing that needed to be done and I. AM. TIRED.
What am I to do? I have looked for that "easy button" and wished to start all over and none of it can happen. So, what am I to do?
Standing in my house, I surveyed the mess left in the wake of our crazy beginning. I turned on the radio, found a Christian station, and sat down for just a minute.
Then I got up and cleaned out the fridge. Because it is garbage day. It has to be done. And while I washed the shelves and checked expiration dates, I thought about dinner and tried to catch my breath. I talked to my best friend. I relaxed my shoulders. I looked out the window at spring outside. My tulips are blooming.
Sometimes, we need a do-over. Sometimes, we need to keep going. Sometimes, its enough to see a flower outside and accept it as a gift.
My kids will come home in 4 hours. In that time, I need to regroup. I am frustrated and stressed but not overcome. Today, I need to find some quiet and organize my thoughts and keep on breathing and pray for the peace that has been promised to me.