Do you wake up sometimes and just know it's going to be rough? That's how Wednesday was.
745am- I woke up to the kids fighting and it wasn't even 8am. Mackenzie raced through the house and busted into David's room to get him up. She started pulling all his covers off and squealing. David of course started throwing stuffed animals at her. I stumbled into his room to separate them.
830- I get breakfast going and since we have a friend coming over with her kids to ride to storytime with us, we have Cocoa Puffs, fruit, and juice. Well, we were going to have juice until i left my 2 year old unattended in the kitchen momentarily.... I saw an apple juice river coming out of my kitchen and then heard splashing. As I walked in, Mackenzie said, "I pour juice." Yup, all empty.
We clean up, get dressed, and take the dog to the groomers.
1030- We make it back home and grab a few things for storytime, my friend shows up, and we load all 4 kids.
1100- I back into my friends car parked in my driveway. No she wasn't parked right behind me. I just failed to look in all mirrors b/c I am used to no cars being anywhere in my driveway.
We get out, look at it.... her bumper and my rear panel have major dents... hey, i like to whip it in reverse, okay? Also remember I had 6 people in my mini van, that's my excuse.
1105- We leave for storytime anyway and call our husbands on the way. My friend was so cool about the whole thing. And for some reason.... neither of our husbands acted surprised or uspet??
1130- We make it to storytime and I also needed to print out a dog groomer coupon on the library computer. My printer at home was out of ink, so I sign in and try to pull up the website. A pornography alert is set off at the computer I am on.???? http://www.petboutiquegrooming.net/ set off their alert system for some reason. My computer froze and a red flashing thing came across my screen. As a librarian showed up, they could clearly see I wasn't looking at pornography with my 2 and 4 year old and that i had typed in my dog's grooming website. But, no one else in the library knew that... all they think is I'm some pervert in the library.
Anyway, the librarians apologized and overrided the system and printed my coupon out. Geez, thanks. Thanks ALOT!!
1230- Storytime is over and I am completely exhausted.
100 - We come home and eat lunch here. Both of my kids have entered Meltdown and were acting pretty close to mental patients. Weeping, onery, sassy, and hard to manage.
My poor friend is still here with her 2 kids so we decide to take them out for a few minutes of fresh air before nap time.
130- This only works for 3 of them. David has completely lost all his marbles by this point. He sat weeping on the trampoline b/c there was a puddle of water on it. I decide he is done and carry him into the house to put him to bed. Of course I was way past my "window" and it felt like I was carrying a full size human thrashing as if I was throwing them into fire. He was out of control.
200- my friend decides to leave, huh? i wonder why? And before she was out of the driveway both of my kids were passed out.
230- well, sad to say i passed out too.
500- Tim came home and took us out for pizza. He also came home with Holly from the groomers and he had already printed out the stupid coupon at school. And Holly looks awful. She is a bichon and she is shaved to the bone. She looks like she has a fur disorder. Anyway, everyone was finally acting like normal humans and I was in depression mode b/c I put a huge dent in our new mini van. Pizza was the only cure.
That's enough of that day, whew. I will note that my mom called to check in on me and she later informed me that her whole office was in tears of laughter from my day. Especially that I set off pornography alerts in the library. Awesome, I'm glad I made someone's day.
I write all this to say, as bad as a day could be.... I am so in love with my little family and life. Jesus has put me on this earth to be Tim's wife and David and Mackenzie's mommy. Though some days are hard, I am so happy, confident, and peaceful at the calling the Lord has given me.
This anniversary, I'd like to thank the examples in our life. Our family consistently shows how strong the bonds of marriage really are.
Tim's Grandparents, Bill and Mary, this summer will celebrate 60 years of marriage!
Tim's parents, Willie & Marcie are about to celebrate 32 yrs.
My parents, Danny & Pam are going to celebrate 36 yrs this summer.
My sister and her husband will celebrate 10 this summer
Tims oldest brother will celebrate 5 years this summer
Tims youngest brother will celebrate 3 years this summer
We are so lucky to be surrounded by people that view marriage as a holy, sacred covenant. It doesn't mean that your marriage and life is easy if it lasts this long. In fact, I believe the opposite. The more trials and hardships actually bring you closer as a team, a united front. A force to be reckoned with!
So, this year for our anniversary we want to thank our families for the bonds they have laid for us. Our family really is like iron sharpening iron. We love you and are so thankful for each of you in our lives. And mostly, to our Savior and Lord Jesus for bringing us together over and over.
Thanks again to our wonderful parents who gave us the wedding of our dreams. We have been through the fire this year, but it has refined us. Life better watch out because we're ready!