We had a pool party this afternoon, although there wasn't much pool involved. It was little too cold and sprinkled off and on, so they mostly played inside. When we went to take the guests home, my daughter, preoccupied with getting every last word from her friend, didn't watch where she was going and banged her head in the doorway. I decided a pack of frozen vegetables would be an easy thing to take with us in the van, but the one I grabbed was a little squishy--not a good sign. I felt around the freezer. The buns were thawing and the hamburger I put in earlier was not rock hard yet, but the ice cream was still in solid form. The good news is I just cleaned out the freezer in our basement last week, so it was ready to be packed, but you can't freeze everything. My husband's playing at a wedding and it's Saturday night. I don't have a lot of options. (Do you suppose this means I'm out of cooking until Monday? DARN!)
The kids are restless, playing some kind of chase game around the house which involves screaming. One's playing the piano, one's practicing his trap set. The oven is timer is beeping and every time I am nearly finished with a coherent thought I hear, "MOM?!" We've had lots of commotion all day and now the refrigerator isn't working right. "Calgon, take me away!!" Even my white noise CD isn't drowning it all out. But here's the weird thing--for some strange reason, I feel pretty peaceful. I'm not worried. I'm not yelling at the kids. I'm still breathing fairly normal. (What happened to the real Tami?!)
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
Have I finally learned to "fix my eyes" on the right thing? Have I had enough of these kind of days that I can actually roll with it calmly? Can you believe it?! I think I may have learned something! Who'd have thunk it?! My house will settle down. It may be a few hours, or a few minutes (we'll be eating soon!), but I know it will get better. This will not last.
He said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
And then He did it. Smooth move, Lord!