Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's Just Another Day

Today I volunteered. It was picture day and I was signed up for the all day job of lining up children, combing hair, and making sure they had all their papers in tack. It was a long day of standing all day as each classroom filed in one after the other. The other volunteers were complaining that their feet hurt and one even went home to change her shoes.

When I walked back in to the door of our home with Abram I was exhausted. I was so thankful to be back, and I quickly held my Boaz, and Roman ran to me chanting, "Mama Mama!" River went over his evening plans with me and what he needed to take care of before he interviewed tomorrow. Levi jumped off the trailer barefoot and lodged a huge piece of wood in his heel. Soon Den was home and he let me know that he was finally feeling under the weather too. My feet were killing me and I was ready to crash on the couch beside him. What a day!

However, after I went upstairs and got on my computer I ran across a blog. It was a homeschool blog about a mom with three sons; three beautiful young sons. As I began to read her recent posts she explained how she was enduring the sudden loss of her toddler son. He ran off, while at home, and ended up drowning in their pond. I watched the video montage of him and I cried. My heart ached as I tried to consider how I would endure such a thing. Truth be told, I just couldn't go there in my mind.

What it did put me in mind of is how blessed my day went. Yes, we ran out of my milk. Levi had a significant owie. River was ready to bend my ear and cause me to worry about his upcoming nerve racking interview. My house was a mess and the baby was fussy from teething. Let's not forget that Roman was covered in dirt and cow manure AGAIN, and yet...... it was a GREAT day. All my children are home, safe and sound. I feel loved and life is predictable, and dare I say boring at times. I am so blessed to have a boring, typical, uneventful day as today, because life can change in an instant, and I love my life JUST as it is. Thank you God for just another day.....thank you God.

My heart goes out to the family for their loss. They will be in my prayers this evening as I ponder their sorrow tonight.

12 comments:

Mom of 3, Aunt of 13 said...

How easy it is to be thankful for just another, wonderfully, blessed day. Tonight it was brought to my mind how blessed we are that Travis works right down the road, less than 5 minutes away.

Tiffany said...

Wonderful post! Boring days are good days =D I need to try to remember that more!

Nicki said...

Amen!

I have been praying for that dear family too. I don't even want to imagine!

I'm so thankful for the everyday, the mundane and all.

Mrs.Martin said...

Thank the Lord for our wonderful uneventful days.

Btw.. that sounded like an eventful day alright. Do you like his little school so far?

Mrs. Guthrie said...

it's always good to be reminded to be thankful for everything we have...

I had to laugh when your song started playing... My hubby and I just sang "The Way I Am" at his sister's wedding this past weekend. He called me at work a few months ago and had me look the song up and listen to... His comment was, "THAT'S US!!" :)

Jules said...

That sounds like it was a crazy day!!! I hate days like that. Glad it is over with for your sake.

Lori said...

I cannot imagine the pain that family is going through...no parent should have to feel that. My problems are small compared to that!

Laura said...

I, like you, cannot imagine the pain. I will keep that family in my prayers, and hold mine even tighter.

Tish said...

That's a horrible thing to go through! It does make us look at our crazy lives (or boring) and be that much more thankful. I can't imagine losing a child.

Kalisha said...

Well I Would read all of your posts that I missed while camping but I don't think I have time, and besides my fingers are already starting to freeze in this freezing office.

Neena said...

Oh, that poor family. I got chills when you posted about it. Life is so unpredictable. I was young enough whenever Seth died, that I don't really remember the sorrow, just a few particular instances of it. But for Mom and Dad... I'll have to try to remember to pray for that family, too. What a sad loss. I hope you make another post soon, now that I am on here to read them. Looking forward to it!

meNmykids said...

I won't forget to say a prayer for them also. I'm so thankful for all that the good Lord has allowed for me to love and cherish every day that I'm allowed it. My mind has been on my little nephew Josiah a lot lately, especially all the way home from camping. Thank the Lord for his protection once again.