Some days I feel a bit sorry for myself and my lack of alone time.
Some days I think:
“Could I PLEASE just get through ONE cup of coffee without an interruption?!”
“Could I PLEASE just get through ONE five minute shower without a little peeker or flusher?!”
“Could I PLEASE just make a bed without Mister interrupting me with some Danger Boy move like touching an outlet, putting something down the toilet, or practicing jumping near the top of the stairs?!”
“Could someone PLEASE put their own socks in the laundry just this ONCE without being asked to do it?!”
“Could I PLEASE sleep past 5:30am just this ONCE?!”
“Could I PLEASE have just ONE peaceful half hour with no obligations!!”
And then I pass the huge funeral procession for a 15 year old girl complete with camera crews…she and the 17 year old boy who was driving, died in a car accident last Wednesday.
And I think, those mothers will never have a peaceful moment again.
My thoughts shift…
I thank God for my half drunk cup of coffee because it means my kids are here to interrupt me.
I thank God for my hot and cold shower blasts, because it means my Baby Boy is in the room with me.
I thank God that my Danger Boy is still small enough to protect from himself and his choices.
I thank God for every piece of laundry left on the floor because it means that my daughters were both here to wear them and drop them.
I thank God for my 5:30am daily wake up call because it means that someone needs me, and I get to hug and kiss each of my children good morning.
I thank God for my busy, full life and find peace in the crazy moments because I know destruction of that peace could be one moment away.
“Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.”
To this I say AMEN.