Saturday, September 15, 2012

Open note to myself...

Dear Glenda, 'ole girl, (not that you're old, it's just an expression)
Today was a wonderful day. You so enjoyed your kids and relished your time together. Your school day was fun, and yet, very productive. You need to remember the joy you saw on your kids' faces as you danced with them to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite! Or the snuggles you experienced as you sat and read to them on the coach. Relish the memory of the warm, sunny day as you all walked around the neighborhood. Remember how proud you were when you all went in the library and an older lady commented on how well behaved your children were.  You even had a few minutes to read a "mommy book", while Abbey and Elijah played together for a whole 30 minutes without any fighting or breaking sounds occurring. Yep, today all is right with the world. It was even capped off with a date-night! Definitely doesn't get much better than this.

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I'm writing this so you can come back and remember these things when all isn't right with the world. Days when nothing gets done and you feel like you really don't know why you do what you do. Days when directions get repeated and repeated and still not followed. Days when you hear so many screams and tears that you want to join in with your own. Days when it's two steps forward and one, (or even two) steps backward. Those kind of days do happen, but thankfully not all of the time. When they do, remember the idyllic days like the one you had today and thank the Lord for giving you times like today to remember and keep you going when the life isn't so easy! 

                                          Ecclesiastes 7:14
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider:  God has made the one as well as the other

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