Monday, November 10, 2008

I Cannot Tell a Lie....

I am ticked off. My children are determined to hide or lose my stuff. The latest three things are:
  • my camera charger - I gave up looking for it and bought a new one on ebay
  • the remote for the tv - this is not a matter of laziness. you can't change the channels and access the recorded things without it.
  • the stylus for my palm treo - one of the monkeys was just admiring it today and now it is mysteriously missing. hmmmm.
I know, know, know that my monkeys are responsible for these items. It's not uncommon for them to get into my things or misplace stuff, but these are three significant things all at the same time. ARGHHHHHH!!!

It's worse too because this was just one of those days. The kind of day where it's bright and sunny when you leave for the grocery store and pouring down rain when you leave. Children take off diapers and other children have accidents. You get thrown up on and the dog barks and snaps at the baby and makes the baby scream. Kids don't do their homework right and there was a lot of it to begin with.

A day like this reaches perfection when you eat the remains of your kids' corny dogs for dinner along with some cookie dough from the fridge. Oh, and ultra perfection when you have what has got to be a bone spur in your foot. Ouch!

So now I'm going to take a hot shower and breathe in some of His peace. Which reminds me....

I was walking to my car in the parking lot a couple of days ago. It was a day that was filled with decisions and, frankly, uncertainties. I don't mind change, but I do not like uncertainty. I was almost to the car when I heard God speaking that old song (by Kathy Trocolli I think?) called, "My Life Is In Your Hands".

My life is in your hands
and though I may not see it clearly
I will lift my voice and sing
for your love does amazing things.
Lord, I know my life is in Your hands.

This is what keeps me going right now - just knowing that I don't have to see it all written out clearly before me. We just need to obey one step at a time and we'll get wherever we're going.


  1. Praying for you. Love you. Call you tomorrow...

  2. i've said this before, but it amazes me how rarely you seem flustered or thrown off by those 4 babies. you always seem organized and in control. i need lessons! you're doing a great job, and yes, your life is in God's hands.

  3. man, you got a steal... mine was $20 dollars "buy now" shipping included. I really didn't see anything better than that without bitting, but I only looked for like 2 days. hopefully you 'll find the other and have a backup!