Well, I am happy to share, not that this last week provided an opportunity to test the bitter/better choice, but that I actually choose the 'better'. (Applause!) But before I get carried away with all the bowing and waving over making a right choice, and you pat my back and congratulate me, it was kind of easy this time. There you have it. Glory gone.
OK, enough build up. The story goes like this: my mom was scheduled to arrive for a week-long visit a week ago Monday. Since we only see my parents about twice a year, this was a big deal. Well, someone/something named Irene (insert eye roll, and huff) decided to visit the east coast and reek havoc on my plans. Although it’s nice that technology allows us to predict when natural disasters are about to occur, it's really too bad they can’t be rescheduled). So, Miss Irene stole my mother’s flight plan, pushing her arrival date back several days.
Poor me! Mama’s not coming for a few days. So here’s the silver lining in the storm. Since my calendar was empty with the assumption my mother would fill our days, I now had unexpected extra time. What? Extra time?! This is a good thing.
So this is what I did: with one day I completed the preparations for my son’s upcoming birthday. This probably would have gotten done, but in a hurry, somewhere I could squeeze it in. And with the next day, I picked blackberries with my baby, came home to make jam, and now have many beautiful jars of jam all ready for the cupboard. Oh the satisfaction productivity brings me!
(aren't they pretty?!)
Do I wish my mom arrived on time? Well, sure! Did the Lord bless what couldn’t be? Oh my, He did! Maybe there’s a start to me becoming more flexible after all! Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have said that, don’t want to jinx it! (be filled in on that bit here).
Because of Jesus,
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