Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This and That

I haven't been very good about blogging lately. And today isn't any different but I want to share a few things that have happened.
Yesterday, I had to go take the glucose test and since I had to fast before I took the test, I went as soon as I dropped the kids off at school. Mondays are usually my laundry day, so I knew I'd be behind by the time I got home. When I got home around lunch time, Steven had gone to a Pastor's luncheon but I saw that before he left, he had started the laundry. **smile** But upon further observation, I noticed that he didn't get the kids laundry baskets and his sorting of clothes was not exactly the way I would do it. I found myself aggravated but I just got the kids clothes and added them to the piles Steven had already made.
When he got home a little while later, I faced a decision. My flesh wanted to be irritated at him and let him know by telling him, "could you make sure you get the kids clothes too and when you sort the clothes I really like it this way."
But fortunately the Holy Spirit intervened and said to ME, "why don't you just show him your gratitude?" So that's what I did. When he came in the door, I told him (with a smile on my face), "Thank you for starting the laundry." As much as I wanted to add a 'but' to that sentence, I didn't.
Sometimes it's hard to be an encouraging wife but it sure makes for a more peaceful home when I am!
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We bought some new Thomas the Train sheets to go on Caleb's big boy bed. Caleb was so excited about them. After he and Steven finished putting the sheets on the bed, Caleb took a step back, looked at his bed and starting singing....the Hallelujah chorus! Y'all I'm not kidding!!!!
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This morning, Emma left her lunch in the van so I had to turn around and take it back to her. Since her class is in a trailer, I decided to just take it to her instead of taking it to the office. When I opened the classroom door, all the students were seated quietly so their focus was on me. Emma walked over to get her lunch from me and in front of her whole 5th grade class, with everyone's attention on us, she gave me me a kiss and said, "love you Momma."
****sigh**** I just love that girl!

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

5 thoughts from Y*O*U:

Natalie said...

I hope when Emma is walking out the door to her senior prom she will lean over and give you that same hug and kiss! That is nothing short of just plain precious!

Mindy said...

A couple of things about the laundry......Monday is my day to do laundry,too.
Secomd, it drives me nuts for my hubs to sort laundry. I try so hard not to be annoyed when he "helps" by doing laundry.

Fran said...

That is AWESOME! The lunch and the laundry. :) I would have wanted to do the same thing with my hubs over the laundry. Why can't they read our minds?

Love ya girl.
Fran

Nana 2 four said...

Love a blog by Pastor's wives. I am one myself and it's nice to be able to have a "safe place" to visit. I enjoyed your post. My husband does laundry too! Sometimes he dries things he shouldn't, but I try to just remain silent...

Have a great weekend,
In Him,
Beth

Sheryl said...

Just wanted to stop by today. I enjoy your blog.

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.

Sheryl