- Kids up - dressed, fed, off to school.
However, after dropping the kids off at school, I threw my routine completely out the window.
Good question, but the answer is even better! (Let me preface this story by saying, from the moment I opened my eyes this morning, I was determined to have an uberly productive day.) Just as I was about to start kicking tail, and taking names - I stopped. I suddenly felt convicted, guilty...
I sat down on my couch, with a heavy heart, and bowed my head;
Lord, I'm so sorry. I didn't even ask...what would YOU have me do today?
I can't exactly explain the feeling that suddenly engulfed me. It was as if I had just noticed a small, timid, lonely child, sitting in a corner, waiting for someone to pick him up and give him a bear hug.
It was heart-wrenching.
After having myself a good cry, I began to write (story of my life) and this is what I wrote:
Brew the coffee, greet the sun.
Much to do, oh what to wear?
Brush the teeth and comb the hair.
Wake the kids, more coffee, please!
Start the laundry, find the keys.
Cook the breakfast, sign the forms,
What's the weather: cool or warm?
Drop the kids off, plan the meals,
Buy the groceries, pay the bills.
Run the errands, get it done,
Breeze is nice, go for a run.
Busy, busy, here we go,
Another day, bring in the dough.
Answer emails, calls and texts,
Cross the list off, now what's next?
Sign the contract, hit "reply,"
Cross the t, and dot the i.
Send the message, read the news,
Check the score, and pay the dues.
Pick the kids up, clean the house,
Cook the dinner, hug the spouse.
Load the dishes, feed the dog,
Check the homework, read the blog.
Busy, busy, night is near,
You're still going, I'm still here.
I said, "I love you," did you hear?
I whispered, not to interfere.
I helped you run that extra mile,
I sent that breeze to make you smile.
I blessed that job I sent your way,
I know you have a lot to pay.
I watched your children carefully,
As you've asked me often, prayerfully.
I sanctified the food you ate,
Your little one even cleared his plate.
Now quietly, I watch you sleep,
As joyfully your soul I keep.
All is yours, my very best,
I only have, one small request...
Would you take time, to be my friend?
He simply needs us to be His friend.
The rest will take care of itself!