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It was quite the day.

Yes, one of THOSE days...

My morning started off well enough, then like an avalanche life started crashing around me. 

  • The friend helping me with my computer had to leave, and by the way, my calendar was erased.

My calendar was erased?  Seriously?  That's a bigger deal to me than the issues I needed help with in the first place!  Let me say, this is no small matter to someone as technologically challenged as myself, though at this point I was more frustrated at the inconvenience than I was worried.  At least I still had my calendar on my i-pod for back-up. 

  • I went to sync my i-pod with my computer, and instead of my data being imported to my computer, my computer erased the calendar on my i-pod.  

Okay, now I'm worried!

  • Upon further investigation, my contacts were also erased in both places, as were my notes.  Great...

I must interject here that it was now 5:00 p.m. and I had guests coming at 6:30.  Did I mention I'm also watching my 9-month-old grandson today?

  • Normally Adam's being picked up about now, but it had slipped my mind that I had agreed to keep him until 8 p.m. tonight. 
  • My husband Bob then reminded me he had leave for church at 6:00 p.m.

Okay, I can do this!  While my instinct is to be obsessed with my now missing data, I had to focus on getting Adam fed - as well as Bob and I -plus take care of some last minute preparations before juggling my grandson and guests. 

Feeding my Adam took longer than expected.  We made it through the jar of vegetables but halfway through the jar of fruit I gave up because he was just not interested.  Since he was a little fussy I laid him down in the crib I keep in my study.  Bob grilled the meat that I had prepared earlier, so I just needed to make a few copies and then we could quickly eat.

  • I walked into the room as Adam began projectile vomiting.

He's not old enough to know to turn his head, so I stood him up.  Peas were the vegetable of the day, and they flowed from his mouth like a torrent from a fire hose.  I was amazed that much fluid could fit in such a small body.  Poor baby!

At 5:45 p.m. - upon viewing me holding Adam, who was covered with and standing in a pool of green peas - my wonderful husband decided to stay home rather than go to choir practice.

Good call!
  • I now had a baby to wash,
  • and a load of laundry to do,
  • and dinner to eat,
  • and guests coming in 45 minutes.
And I was still in one piece.  Amazing. 

Absolutely amazing!

Habakkuk 3:17-18 came to mind:
Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Though it sounded more like this:

Though my calendar was erased
and all my contacts have disappeared,
though my notes are gone
and the baby is sick,
though peas are everywhere
and the deadline is closing in,

And in the midst of this I marveled,  "This is Lisa, not freaking out!"

I wish I could tell you the day got better.  It didn't.

But I'm better. 

Many times it feels like I'm not making any progress in this walk of faith, but days like this show me that those thoughts are wrong.   I am being transformed, little by little, into His likeness.  Finally, I'm gaining more of an eternal perspective

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. " ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-17

Father, I thank you for patience, not only the patience you're developing in me but also the infinite patience you show me.  May I continue to keep my focus on you rather than on the way I think things should be!


4 Responses so far.

  1. Faith says:

    oh boy.....love the scriptures that ministered to you. Hope your grandson is feeling better soon! and that tomorrow goes smoother for you! YAY to keeping the focus on HIM! We all need this reminder for sure!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lisa- love the Psalm set to real life! Thank you for the challenge and encouragement!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a day. And yet we will praise him.

  4. Tammy says:

    (feel like you're) Not making any progress (spiritually)? You're def not alone! It's only after the crisis/upheaveal/whatever (sometimes quite a lot after!) that I see how God is working in me, changing me.

    I guess if He went at it any faster, it would totally overwhelm me, lol.
    And hey, we have the same life verse, Jer 29:11!

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