February 25, 2009

i surrender!

My calendar is getting full... really. Last night at my Bible study, we were passing around the treat calendar, and I had to pull out my calendar to see when I could commit. You know... there are just days when there is no room for even one small addition. And there are days when there is so much to fit in... so many places to be... that it requires careful, precision choreography. Today is that kind of day... or at least, it was.
Last night we sat down and figured it all out... Odyssey of the Mind rehearsal? Check. Work? Check, check. School? Check. Pick up from school for the Dentist? Check. More Odyssey of the Mind? Check. Dinner? Check. Every moment scheduled... extra people driving here and there across town so that not one important item would be left out... and a kid wouldn't be left standing on the street corner wondering where she should be! It was to be a marathon day... but we figured we could pull it off.
And so there I was this morning... rushing around... preparing for the race... when Camden came in and laid on my bed. What's up, Cam? When he told me his head really hurt, I reached out to ruffle his hair on my way to get the motrin... and nearly burned my hand. Fever! I just shook my head and giggled to myself... as I changed out of my work clothes and into my jeans. So much for MY plan. And I had to laugh... just because... because I should know better. I knew there was too much planned for today... but I went ahead anyway... with MY plan.
Just before I was supposed to leave for work, Eric came in to grab a cup of coffee... and he gave me the look... you know... the are you ready for this day look? And I smiled... and said Cam has a fever. His reaction? Knee slapping laughter. And I think I fell in love with him all over again... right at that very moment.
What is life without laughter? And once in a while it feels especially good to laugh at yourself... most of all, because I know that God is laughing right along with me.

17 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

awww. Always have a back up plan for your plan. ;)
I hope he is feeling better....I hope you don't catch the funk also.

Jen said...

Sometimes that is all we can do; surrender and the best thing to do.
Sure hope Cam is feeling better~ I'm sure he felt bad messing up the day, but it's great he has an understanding mom.

Calming Scents said...

great blog...I absolutely LOVE those photos of your parents..can you see the love or what? baldyman and I just celebrated our 30th year and in march,, 31 years! we married at 20...so i still feel kinda young!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your attitude. I just love it!

Rachael said...

this post is a great reminder that although we can plan everything, there are sometime much bigger things planned for us. i love that you and you husband were so willing to roll with the punches and adjust so easily.

ps-love the dancing shots in the post below.

just stopping by from SITS to welcome you to the community, we are so glad you joined. you will love it!

sandy said...

What a cute blog you have!

I came by from SITS to welcome you to the SITStahood! It's nice to have you as part of our group:0)

DiPaola Momma said...

Oh I hope he gets to feeling better. I'm stopping by from the SITS Welcomistas to say... WELCOME to SITS.. you'll love it I know and I'll look for you at roll call:D

angi_b72 said...

Great blog! Welcome to SITS!!

AP said...

wow, great attitude!! what a wonderful post too!! too often we focus on our own plans.
hope you rlittle one is feeling better,
welcome to SITS

K said...

Laughter is so important. I hope things don't stay too busy for long.

Welcome to SITS!

Joy said...

Just wanted to say welcome to the SITS community - it's great to have you join us!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Dropping by to welcome you to SITS!

Rhea said...

Poor little guy, I'm sorry he was sick.

It's so true, we have to drop our plans when the kids get sick. And you do sound like a busy, busy woman!

I'm with the SITS Welcome Wagon! I've been a follower and supporter of SITS since it started, and I've read so many fun blogs, met so many amazing women. It's a really great online community. Welcome aboard!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Great post..great attitude.
have a great week..hope it's a bit more relaxing!
sandy toe

SITS Girls said...

So, true... so much for the best laid plans! Especially when you've got kids!

Welcome to SITS, we are thrilled to have you join us!

Tiffany

Jen said...

As they say, the best made plans.....
I hope your little guy gets better soon.
I am really liking your blog and I wanted to welcome you to SITS.

Rosemarie said...

Hey! Missed you! Crazy things going on here in my house - as much, as I read, as in yours!

Hope Cam is feeling better - and really hope it passes the rest of you.

(PS - got my Dove! Yay! I am a woman again! hehe!)