|Jer 29:11||For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. |
I was looking forward to today, especially since yesterday I was crabby from lack of sleep and lack of downtime, but had to catch up on housework. When I work 4 nights in a row and get up early I get to a point where I need some time to just be quiet, read, write and pray. I'm sure it's been months since I was really alone - no company, no kids, no salesman knocking. Today was the day I was going to read Legacy. I was getting ready this morning to send all four off to school and wouldn't you know my littlest came out of his room looking very pale, feeling clammy and complaining of a sore throat. I think that happened the last time I had a day "off" too - where I didn't have school but they did. I only have three of those before my semester starts - well, now that would be two and one of those I promised to volunteer in his classroom - so now I'm down to one.
Of course he's only too sick for school, but not too sick to be noisy and right away wanted to play a video game at 7:30AM. I told him he needed to lay down and be quiet just for a little while. He leaned over the back of the couch and said, "Mom, I'm going to lay down and play the Wii on the couch - kapische?" with the cutest expression on his face. Hilarious! I had to hide my smile when I corrected him for saying that to me. Where did he learn to use that word correctly? Must be from the latest Redbox rental.
So I'm alternating between irritation that my plans to reorganize my brain today have been foiled and guilt that I would ever wish he wasn't here. I have an adorable 6 year old to hang out with all day and just be together. I remind myself that if anything ever happened to him, I'd be wishing for one more day together. So I just need to bend and realign my plans to the plans God has for me today - even though that means watching Spiderwick Chronicles with him AGAIN.....
A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9