Tuesday, August 17, 2010
"I ran out of toilet paper" he cried "and no one came to help me!"
We thought we'd get the kids out of the house for a bit after supper tonight and took them all grocery shopping with us..... I know, I know .... what were we thinking?!?!?! That's what I kept asking myself over and over again as I packed groceries into the van while trying to round up rowdy kiddlings in the parking lot and get them secured into their seat belts before I lost my cool in public. I sat in the driver's seat, hands shaking, breathing quickened, beads of perspiration across my brow .... "THIS is why we leave the kids home when we grocery shop!" I said out loud to no one in particular. None of them were listening to me anyway ... they were too busy playing keep-away with someone's shoe (at least that's what I gathered from the squeals and flailing arms) I look into my rear view mirror and catch my husband's eye as he sits in his jeep in the parking space behind me. "But this is what you WANTED..." I hear his voice remind me sarcastically in my head.
As the fog in my head begins to clear I see the light..... there IS hope ...... school starts in only three weeks! I think am even more excited than they are. Six of the seven little darlings will be attending school this year. I feel almost giddy.We took the children out to get new shoes for school in hopes of hurrying things along :) I was so tired of hearing "Mom can we go school clothes shopping?" (badgers the Teenager) *Sigh* "Give it a rest already! What's the hurry to start Back to School shopping?" I reply. "Mom, if we don't go this week how will I try on clothes on crutches with my leg in a big brace? the Teenager whines. (She is scheduled for knee surgery this week) *Sigh* Where has the time gone? It sounds so cliche' I know, but I can't wrap my head around how quickly the summer is flying by. So many things are still undone and time is running out.... the house is not sold yet - so where ARE the kids going to school next month? Back to school clothes to shop for, school supplies still needed. The Teenager's surgery is coming up, just in time to start high school, (then comes alot of hard work and therapy), Little Susan needs to get her immunizations updated to start school ..... and only three weeks to get it all done.
Lord I know You're never late - You're always on time - but why do You have to cut it so close?
As summer advances toward fall, change is in the air ... and so is uncertainty ... so many things have transpired this summer.....
My mother is no longer employed and is entering into uncharted territory, my cousin had a stroke and is still in hospital with partial paralysis, my Dad has begun a new fitness regime that includes martial arts and he is doing things he never before thought possible, my Teenager is starting highschool and is having knee surgery to repair her knee, very good friends of ours are moving away .... we have an upcoming missions trip to India in the works and I am so excited that my newly married cousin (who lives in Japan) is expecting his first child. We are no longer foster parents, we are a "real family" (as the kids call it.) We are headed in a direction we've never been before .... much anticipation and a sense of newness.... and we're still waiting for this house to sell..... it has been a very full summer.
The Baby received her very first piece of Tupperware that night.... and she loved it - she refused to give it up at bedtime and slept with it firmly grasped in her pudgy little fist. But by morning time it was under Latoya's pillow and of course she "didn't know HOW it got there."
India Missions Trip TUPPERWARE Fundraiser. This fundraiser runs throughout July and August. Just browse the flyer and select the items you wish to purchase. 40% of the sale proceeds goes toward our Missions trip to India. Items will be ordered at the end of August. Feel free to contact me for more details :) Bless you and thank you for your participation and support.
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PS. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY UNCLE OWL & AUNT REE :)
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