Jul 27, 2010

A Really Wrotten, No Good, Very Bad Day

My soul is weary. It is not necessarily a bad thing, just a fact of life for a crazy Monday in July.  All five of us were home today and it provided for a crazy day.  I don't really know why. But boredom set in today with my girls and they had a hard day.   I had gotten up early to enjoy some quiet time with my Lord.  He woke me at 6:15 am, which is quite unusual for me.  So after some great prayer time, I expected a great day.  It just wasn't in the cards-Satan must have been shuffling.

I know when I am talking to moms, whether your kids are school age or toddlers, you have had the kind of day that I had.  Everyone needed something...ALL.DAY.LONG.  Don't get me wrong.  I love that I am loved so much by my family.  I love that they want to be around me.  I love that they check up on me to see what I am doing every second of the day...NOT!

That was just the kind of day it was.  I guess it wouldn't have bothered me so much if I didn't have so much to do.  I have two different graphic design jobs I am working on right now, both with deadlines this week, and working from home isn't looking quite so plush right now!

Having been fully frazzled and unable to concentrate on anything, this verse flew through my mind:

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him."
Psalm 62:5

And I am reminded that today is a new day, another gift from the Lord.  I pray it will be different than Monday.  I pray I will have more grace and patience for my children.  I pray they will have the first fruits of my energy. I pray my priorities are in order.  I pray they forgive me for my shortcomings yesterday.

Ever had a day like that?  Have you ever been able to stop it in it's tracks in the middle of the day before it ruined the entire day?  How did you do it?


Erin @ Closing Time said...

This morning was the perfect time for me to read this. I woke up thinking it would be a great day, but in the past 15 minutes things have gone completely downhill. One of my little ones woke up "on the wrong side of the bed" and I could just sit and cry! I wish I could press a reset button and start this day over!

Mom said...

Wisdom from Mom:

Meghan said...

Always brings me joy to read your posts. You have no idea how much you impact me by your writing. I too woke up with a bad morning and afternoon, but all in all, it turned out pretty well. What a great and encouraging verse to go with this post, too! Thank you for everything you do and are!

Ann said...

Hi Cheri! I am your newest follower form iFellowship. I look forward to reading your blog and getting to know you. I have two Christian blogs. If you have the time please stop by.
Honoring The King
Honoring The King Ministries

Beautiful Grace said...

I just stumbled upon your blog from....oh gosh, don't remember. I love it! I can relate to so much. I have been clean from drugs for 10 years; however, I do have an occasional drink from time to time. And also, I totally want to join in on the husband challenge. Gosh, that doesn't sound good does it? I think my husbands list would look alot like yours, except he would add the laundry issue! Ugh...


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