Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Today was less than stellar...
 Let me elaborate:
 Kids up early. Mom up late.
 Still trying to get the house in complete order. Not there yet.
 Lots of laundry. Not lots of water.
Look at the clock - it's 10. Look at the clock again - it's past lunch time - Yikes!
 Got to find something for everybody to eat.
 Haven't been to the store or market this week. Not a lot of options.
Leftovers it is!
My needs-to-be-wrapped-in-bubble-wrap girl falls out of closet.
Kids want to swim in the kiddie pool.
Have to blow up the              
Remember that tonight is church. Start to iron clothes.
Power off. Power on.
Start to iron clothes again and heat water for baths for everybody.
 Power off. Power on.
Get kids bathed. Should have started supper thirty minutes ago.
 Tonight will be a quicky...hamburgers. Pull buns out of freezer...and they are moldy???
 Change plans. Start supper: a little of this and a little of that.
 Run iron clothes while power is on.
 Daddy home.
 Do I know what time it is? Of course...not.
Get supper on the table. It's 6:15 pm. What time do we leave for church?
 6:45 pm???
 Have I taken my bath yet? Ummmm, I'd rather not answer that one!
 Make it to the car on time.
 Baby's hungry. Where's the baby's bag? Can't see it in the trunk....hoping...
Get to church and it is...there! Food - yes! Pacifier - no.
 Make it through the church service without too much fussing. Middlest falls asleep.
 Language skills are atrocious this evening. Not getting much of anything being said.
 Time to head home. Take a deep breath.
Hear my new favorite song playing.
So very thankful....for grace.


  1. Great article from your heart. Been there done that -- but on the mission field, I can empathize completely.
    Keep writing... keep serving... just keep on, keeping on as one great preacher said.
    Judy (in Ukraine)

  2. So "ME", soooo many times...I totally could have written that. Thanks for being real and sharing. It's always encouraging to know that you aren't the only one.
    Love your blog--you have a gift with words.
    Tomorrow will be better, but if it's not...God and His grace will be there to see you through it, too.

  3. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favour:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Ghana? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Ghana in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez