1/12/2012

We interrupt this program...

Today was a good day...

Just a day to stay at home, listen to the rain
learn something, cook some food
clean a bit
snuggle and read
you know, normal stuff!

But...
as soon as I woke up I knew I had to visit my chiropractor.
From all the enthusiastic violin practicing I've been doing with the children
my jaw and neck were hurting
and boy were they in pain this morning!
I could barely open my mouth...

So, a phone call and a frantic hour later
we were on the road.
The appointment was at 11, which meant we had to leave at 10

If you've read previous posts of mine
you'll know that leaving the house at 10 is *yawn* early morning for us!

Thank goodness for extra homemade turkey sausage patties from yesterday in my fridge
and a quick kefir smoothie!

Anyway, after a crazy unexpected three hours in which I began to feel tremendously better,
we pulled in the driveway where I was greeted by a text message from a friend asking
"r u home?"

Want my honest reaction?

*inward groan*
*thoughts of being dishonest*

I don't like to be interrupted!
And we had JUST pulled in the driveway, for heaven's sakes! 
After a morning of a huge interruption!

BUT...
I replied
"sure!"

And in 15 minutes had an onlooker while I fed the kids and cleaned up the kitchen...sort of

THEN...
(are you ready? this is big...)
I
SAT
DOWN

and

chatted nonstop for several hours with a friend that I hadn't seen for quite a while that used to be one of my closest friends who said she was lonely and unsettled and we got interrupted several times by the kids but it didn't phase me because hey, the whole day so far has been an interruption, right?

*whew*

And you know what?
It was great!

Yes, the house suffered...
dinner was late...
part of school didn't get done...
violin didn't get practiced...
the children watched a couple movies...

But it was OK!
We had a great time and shared things that needed to be talked about between the two of us.

And, best of all, I was reminded of something.
A truth that MUST be remembered if you are going to be a successful parent.

The interruptions in your day are God breaking in and giving you an opportunity to teach the children something about life, and giving you an opportunity to practice patience, grace, gentleness or any other character lesson He is teaching YOU!

Interruptions are the alarm clock going off, reminding you not to get too caught up in
the busy, but to stop
and 
BE
in the
moment

To be interrupted is a gift.

3 readers took time to leave a thought:

Faith Hope Love January 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM  

Wish I lived closer, like in the same state. :) I would love to have an interrupted day with you and your kiddos. Hoping your neck and jaw are feeling well again. BTW, loved your last post. It spoke volumes to me. Blessings.

12arrows January 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM  

Our interuption was the stomach flu this week! And it is still making it's rounds! I have learned to even appreciate it with it's extra hugs, calling for "mooommyyy, PLEASE come lay with me!" AHHHH that feeling of being needed and wanted! The clothes and house can wait until they get better! They need me NOW to be at their beckoning call and I have obliged! (That was not always so!)
It's all how you look at it!

Hope you are feeling better!

Kate January 15, 2012 at 7:40 PM  

good then...I'll stop by next time I'm down your way. ;)

WITH all my kids...hehe

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