I realize I didn't get to a post today, but hey . . . it's Mother's Day.
I wanted to quickly share something that my pastor said in his sermon this morning. He's been going through the Psalms of Ascent and today he talked about Psalm 131. Three little verses that pack a lot of punch.
He said that if there was one gift he would give to the mothers out there it would be the gift of verse 2: "But I have calmed and quieted my soul."
You know what? I needed that gift today. The gift of a calm and quiet soul. Because lest you think that just because I'm spending 31 days writing about parenting means that I have it all together in that area . . . if you even hinted at thinking that . . . today would prove that you are sadly mistaken. Gravely mistaken even.
Because today was a challenging day.
I drove my husband to the airport at 6:30 this morning--he left for a two week business trip.
I nearly lost it with some girls during junior high Sunday School class. Lost it, I tell you. (But I didn't.)
I thought I would tear my hair out during church if one more person asked me where my husband was on Mother's Day.
I ran all over town looking for just the perfect set of sheets for Julia's bedroom makeover only to come home empty-handed with a stressed out kid because she's so afraid that Homegoods might never get another shipment of sheets again.
Another daughter lost a cell phone today. Tears.
There just may have been some harsh words spoken to more than one child today. More tears.
Another is stressed beyond belief about school. Which makes me stressed beyond belief.
A calm and quiet soul? Yeah, I could use one of those.
Do you think Homegoods might get a shipment one of these days?