The chaos has been organized, filed or thrown away! Woo Hoo Thank you for your encouraging comments and suggestions.
I’m so thankful I took a week to get control of the uncontrollable because this week has just been NUTS!
My daughter started back to school Monday. This is quite different because I haven’t had to drive carpool in over five years because I had teenagers at home. I do have to say I’m enjoying the drive and hearing about her day. She goes to school about 25 minutes away so that gives us visiting time.
Yesterday was a day! I don’t have a word for it. It was one of those days where from the minute I woke up everything was haywire.
I left late to drive to school. Realized I had forgotten my cell phone. Decided against turning around due to the time. I figured I functioned without a cell phone for years and I was fine so I’d live on the edge and venture out without a connection to the world.
As I picked up the friend we carpool with I thought I’d have her tell her mom if I wasn’t home in an hour to send people looking for me, but decided I didn’t need to worry her (I did have her daughter with me).
About three-fourths of the way to the school I hear a loud pop and I had no tire. Mind you this was on the busiest highway with everyone screaming by us at 80 miles an hour.
I couldn’t believe it. I sat paralyzed. My hubby was out flying so he would be no help. I had no cell phone. I just wanted to cry!
Finally my daughter’s friend said would you like to borrow my phone. Oh my, I felt like kissing her. She had a phone! Hallelujah, her dad came and fixed us up.
Needless to say, the girls were late to school and I missed an appointment because I didn’t have a cell phone. Then Hubby calls to remind me I have to get the tire fixed because of Hurricane Dolly brewing in the Gulf.
Urgh! Four hours later I had had enough at the tire store. The wait wasn’t so bad, but there was a lady there who made it miserable. She was mad and by george the whole place was going to hear about it.
I just wanted to go back to bed and start all over!
Hubby finally got home. His hugs were more than welcoming. He asked about the rest of the day and as I laid out the frustrating details he turned to me and said . . .
“But did you keep a good attitude?”
I sat there for a minute thinking back on the day and I was shocked that I could actually say “YES!”
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
Let me just clear it up for the record – I don’t think I handled it exactly as Christ would have. I admit I wanted to boot the cranky lady out of the tire store. But I didn’t.
While I’m still not perfect (I’ve got a LONG way to go!), I am however being renewed and made new in the attitude of my mind. Thank you Jesus for never giving up on me!!!