Saturday, 3 February 2007

A Good Day

Did you ever wonder what a "good day" was for a typical stay-at-home mom?

Here is how yesterday went:
~Woke up, had coffee and a light breakfast.
~Prepared breakfast for my daughter.
~Posted on my blog.
~Visited from my blogroll.
~Went to a scheduled weekly Bible Study that provides free childcare.
~Had a quick lunch at Costco to include a chocolate and vanilla swirl to share.
~Went to a have a scheduled manicure and pedicure.
~Home for my daughter’s bath time and hair washing.
~Watched an hour of Oprah.
~Dusted and wiped down the television and stand.
~Landscapers cleaned fallen debris in my front yard from the damage of frost weeks ago.
~Read more than one passage in my Bible and completed a few pages of homework for study while my daughter napped.
~Brought my car to the gas station to fill up and vacuum out fallen leaves and twigs from our front yard tree.
~Made dinner, ate, and fed my daughter.
~Listened and observed my husband watching a special on Corvettes.
~Cleaned the counters off.
~Cleaned out the frig from last week's unused leftovers.
~Rinsed out both the vegetable and cold cut bins in the frig.
~Conversed with my husband about his job.
~Had a hot uninterrupted shower.
~Read a story to my daughter.
~Went to sleep.

The successes were small and probably not as significant to those of you who are still single or without children. However, to those who are parents I know you can relate. Yesterday was rewarding considering all its accomplishments. It was a productive day! Unfortunately, this is not a usual occurrence, but when it does, the day is played as a finely tuned orchestra who has practiced and prepared to produce a symphony whereby each hour segues into the next without a hint of transition. I was calm, centered, and valued my choice to be a mom.

Thursday, 1 February 2007


Have you heard that people come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime?

What a phenomenal statement filled with wisdom as we sort out which friend is in what category. It certainly puts into perspective those relationships that have drifted, those that remain a source of constant support, and all the rest, which were for a season.

In researching, I found that when friendships birth for a reason is it to fill a specific need or to show us something or vice versa. Friendships for a season are to share, grow, and learn together. Lifetime friendships are for lifetime lessons that build upon one another forming a solid foundation. Furthermore, we are to accept the lessons, love the person, and put what we have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of our life.