Praise # 3--Number Three-- Just a little "HEE"!! I had planned on "reporting" something else in our "praise countdown" today--but like alot of life here at the Tucker house...we were interrupted! :)
Someone told me when I was a young(er) ;) mom to view these little happenings as little opportunities from God.
--Not a sidetrack to the plans of the day(frustration) but a redirect.
--some of my biggest "interruptions" have brought the biggest rewards/lessons/fruit in the kids or me...
So, in the busyness, I'm ever asking for God to keep me alert to what He's up to in our midst.
After all, its those conversations between loads of laundry when one of my 13 year old sons will spill a secret from his heart,
the willingness to be pulled away from my weeding project in the front yard that leads us to discover God's fingerprints on the wings of a butterfly my little daughter has found.
--or to be invited to a bird funeral by the 3rd graders--how hilarious that one was--The bird was only stunned by a neighbor cat and ended up shaking off that dirt and flying away!!
--Often the joy that buoys my days comes in these little moments of shared life--they are gifts!
This morning we were in full swing --3 already breakfasted and out the door--some more at the elementary bus stop--my Kindergartner, Jack was ALMOST late and my preschoolers were rolling into their before school schedule thing--
When Jack laid his hand on my arm.
(This is our "interruption rule" gesture--a hand on mom's arm to let her know you need her attention---otherwise we would ALL be talking over each other)
" MOMMMMMMMY, listen".
"MOMMMMMY!" I almost hurried him out the door before I understood he was concerned about his teacher's doctor appointment.
You've GOT to listen to this gem--this is Jack in his cute glory,
Oh, my he brings me joy!!
He thinks in the video that his teacher is 100 years old!
--did you TELL him that, Ms. Fitch?
You are the BEST!!
And he's really concerned about her.
He says next that I shouldn't have laughed cause Ms. Fitch would RATHER be at her desk ANY day than be "poked and pressured" at the doctor's office.
We love you, Ms. Fitch and truly think you are the most wonderful Kindergarten Teacher in the World!! We hope it wasn't too painful for you! :)
Check out the bedhead in the video too--the little bird's nest that we tried to wet down and comb through (didn't really help!) after our little talk "interruption" and before jumping on the bus.
Enjoy your interruption opportunities today!
Love and Joy to you,
" It's Just Painful", by Jack T.