When your daily activities are in concert with your highest priorities, you have a credible claim to inner peace. – Hyrum Smith


12/12/13

Thanks for having us over...

Dear Jesus,

I just wanted to write a quick thank you note to say thanks for inviting us over today.  As you know, it was a very busy day.  After we dropped Maddie off at preschool, we had to run to the post office to deliver a package, then to the grocery store to buy ingredients for dinner, veggies for the tray at the prayer group tonight, lunch for Maddie (since we thought it was a half day, and of course, it wasn't), and a gift for the preschool director (which we forgot to buy and had to since today was the last day of her school for the year).  Whew!  We made it back to Maddie's preschool (housed in a church) in just over an hour.  That gave me time to get a front row seat, feed Caleb before the other parents arrived, and take Jack to the potty.

With Caleb strapped into the carrier on my chest, I snapped pictures of a beaming Maddie as she smiled sweetly in her angel costume and sang each line of every song just perfectly.  Meanwhile, Jack was distracted by the stickers and paper I had tucked in the diaper bag.  Despite his virus and ear infection, Caleb didn't make a peep.

After the program, we dropped off Maddie's lunch in her classroom and headed toward the van.  I allowed Jack to dawdle on the snowy lawn as I loaded Caleb and the stroller in the van.  I was shaking my head in amazement at the smoothness of our day when it dawned on me that I was standing in Your front yard.

Of course, it had been easy.  I wasn't alone.  You were with me the entire time.  No doubt, you soothed Caleb's sore ears while simultaneously (and miraculously) keeping the ever-active Jack in his seat.  So thank you, Lord.  Thank you for helping me even though I'd forgotten to ask.  Thank you for coming with me when we left Your house, riding in the van to take us home, to pick up Maddie again, walking with us to get Parker from school, joining us on our visit to the doctor and then the pharmacy.  Thank you for giving Caleb that extra long nap so I could prepare dinner.  Thank you for coming to prayer group and bringing us safely home again.  Thank you for everything.

And one more thing: tomorrow, when I start my day trying to do it all on my own again, would you please remind me that I don't have to??  Thanks!