Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Are you serious?

This week has been a little crazy for me. Meetings, doctor's appointments, laundry, housework, did I mention laundry? I love all that I do and all that I am involved in but as with anything, life can get a little overwhelming sometimes. It's in those moments that I think my Creator decides to send a little humor to my life to make sure I'm still on my toes.

This week at our MOPS meeting (Mothers Of PreSchoolers) things were a little crazy. Our table was scheduled to bring food so I got out of bed really early. I am also the coordinator for Moppets, this is the childcare portion of MOPS. Now this is a really important job, if I do say so myself. I am responsible for all the kids and all that this entails:
  1. What they are going to learn?
  2. What are they going to eat for snack?
  3. How to get them surgically removed from their mom's leg.
  4. How to remove first time moms from their children and assure them that little Johnny really will be okay for a couple hours.

As I said this is a tough job! Well, on meeting days I am busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest. (work with me here, just picture it) This week to add a little stress to the recipe, I had a couple teachers that were out for different reasons. So, I was a little taken back when a mom finds me in the hallway and says to me, "Was that your husband on stage this weekend?"

On a side note, Other Guy is a singer. Not just a run of the mill singer, I mean a real singer. The kind of swooner that makes you weak in the knees. He majored in music in college so I'm not just bias!

Back to the story, I looked at her and smiled and told her yes. And then I prepared myself for some really nice compliment about other guy. After all I'm used to it, he is a great singer. However, I was not prepared for the next statement to come out of her mouth. "Did you know that he could sing that way?" I had to suppress a smile. All the sudden the little devil and little angel pop up on my shoulders. The dialog went something like this:

  • Devil: Are you kidding me...did she really just say that?
  • Angel: Awww, isn't she so cute?
  • Devil: Come on, let's say something clever like, "Noooooo, are you serious? The man I have been sleeping with for almost eight years is a fraud. How could he keep something like that from me?
  • Angel: Now, let's be nice. It's a legitimate question. Some people don't know EVERYTHING about their spouses.
  • Devil: Pppppllllease, let's say something really, really funny. I'm dying over here!
  • Angel: Well, if you must say something funny, let's at least compromise and keep it nice!

Let's just say that the Angel won out because I just looked at her and said, "yeah, I think I might have known something about it. He's really good, isn't he?" She smiled and said yes and then added the comment that I have heard over and over for years, "he's pretty cute, too!" Oh no, here they come again...and so goes on the battle between good and evil!

Peace Out!

(On a side note let me just add that I don't believe this person reads my blog, but should she come across it one day, know that you are precious to me and I truly appreciate you adding some humor to my very hectic morning. You were part of God's plan to calm me down!)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Every Season...

I just love this time of year. Being from Florida, this is really my first time being able to experience all four seasons and it has been great! I love the way that the leaves are changing and the crispness in the air. It is really cool. Living in Kansas has given me a whole new perspective on the song by Nicole Nordeman, Every Season. I hope you don't mind but I have written out the lyrics:

Every evening sky, an invitation
To trace the patterned stars
And early in July, a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice You In children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer
And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and was to come
You are autumn
And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath
And still I notice you when branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter
And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring

I hope you all find comfort and strength in this fall. I look forward to time with family and friends and having a moment to just be...and the best part is that He does re-create me at every turn. He offers me strength when I am weak and comfort when I am low and then He shows me the other side and gently whispers, "Now, go, and be this for somebody else as I have been for you!"

Peace Out