I know it’s not the end of week 4, but I just felt like writing. So it’s Tuesday, and normally this is not a school day for us. Things are just not going according to plan this week. Normally on Monday’s, we go to visit Nanny and Poppy, and Uncle Chad for a few hours in the morning. (That’s my dad’s parents and brother.) While the boys visit, I tend to use those two hours to get everything together for school for the week. If I need to go to Hobby Lobby to get supplies, or to the Dollar Tree to get supplies, or I need to print things out, or get things cut out, I do that while the kids are out. Then we get home, Wyatt takes a nap, Cole gets one hour of iPad time, then Cole and I work on his worksheets. After Wyatt gets up, we work on our craft, Bible story, and science time.
Well, on Monday, I had breakfast with a wonderful group of ladies from the church. It was a great time and I’m so glad we get together once a month. But I wasn’t able to get to Hobby Lobby and get our supplies. So I figured Wyatt would sleep for a couple of hours, we could go and get the supplies, and still do school when we got home. Well, Wyatt didn’t wake up until almost 5:00. He was a tired puppy! Then we didn’t get home till almost 6. It was time for dinner and cleaning up the toys from the day, then bed. So no school on Monday. Not a big problem, I figured we would just have school on Tuesday and I could find some stuff for Wyatt to do while Cole did his sheets.
My sister has invited me to walk around their neighborhood with them, when we can. She had another friend, a new mom, who wanted to walk as well, and was going over on Tuesday morning to walk. So my sister invited us as well. No big deal. We could walk, then come home and still do school before lunch. No such luck. We didn’t get home until almost lunch time. We had lunch and now Wyatt is sleeping.
It makes me think about the Lord’s timing. We are trying to put our condo on the market, so we can get a house with a backyard, in a nice neighborhood, with a fence and more room. I have been trying to get the condo on the market since the beginning of July. Well, that didn’t happen in my time either. I’m hoping this will happen next week. We are also working on a contemporary Christian worship service on Saturday nights at our church. This has also been a struggle as we’ve waited on the Lord to move us in His time. I won’t say that the Lord is teaching me patience, because I definitely haven’t been praying for that, but He is teaching me to wait on Him in everything. And it’s ok if things don’t get done when I think they need to be done. If we don’t get to school today, it’s ok. We still have the rest of the week. If I don’t get a load of laundry done today, it’s ok. IF there are still dishes in the sink when I go to bed, it’s ok. The laundry will still be there tomorrow, the dishes will still be in the sink, my boys will know that I love them and my Lord still sits on His throne.