Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Monday we started back to school after a three week break. The undecorated tree and piles of boxes still sat in the corner, signaling the end of our leisurely holiday. The kids were dragging their feet, but I put on my best homeschool mom face and soldiered on. By 2:00 p.m. that homeschool mom face had been replaced with my "Forget this! Where's the closest public school??" face. This face has only been seen a handful of times in the last ten years of homeschooling, so you know it's serious.

To top it off, it seemed every homeschool friend I heard from that day was having the best day of their lives. Really? I have a feeling the good ones were the only ones talking about it. The rest, like me, were attempting to keep the house from falling down around their ears and just hang on til bedtime.

God is my Rock. My Fortress. My Deliverer. His amazing mercies pour over me each new day. They are my lifeline. So Monday's bad day doesn't have to turn into a bad week, or a bad month. It's just a day. Tuesday was a little better than Monday and today is better than Tuesday. At this rate, my Friday should be amazing!

And the tree isn't sitting in the corner anymore...that's a good thing.

5 comments:

  1. I had a great first 2 days. It was refreshing to have structure in my life again. But really? I have had many of those, 'where's the nearest public school' days. For me it was all about having things laid out before. I was really happy that I did my #$#%@^#@ lesson plans. :)

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  2. kudos to you for pressing on. i don't know how you do it! except as you said, "His amazing mercies do pour over you each new day!" Well done!

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  3. I know that the Lord blesses the days that I press on no matter how I actually feel inside. It's just hard to remember that when I am in the middle of it. :( I just wanted a NAP on Mon. and Tues. but I pressed forward after closing my eyes for about 15 min. We got through. Thanks for being real.

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  4. I know that the Lord blesses the days that I press on no matter how I actually feel inside. It's just hard to remember that when I am in the middle of it. :( I just wanted a NAP on Mon. and Tues. but I pressed forward after closing my eyes for about 15 min. We got through. Thanks for being real.

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  5. I'm sure everyone has those days. I know we have! This week has been slow getting back on schedule with my two college freshmen at home. Too many interruptions. I hope the rest of your week was much better!

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