I don’t know how your Wednesday is shaping up, but mine already seems too short to get everything done that I’d like to.
After returning from a wonderful, but whirlwind trip, I am feeling very behind. Couple that with an emergency trip to the dentist for Mitchell, who knocked his tooth loose at basketball the night I got home. Then Spencer had his play last weekend at the Teenworks Homeschool Academy. Then, yesterday, Mitch needed an emergency root canal on that tooth, so again I lost an entire afternoon sitting in the dentist’s office. And since I hadn’t planned on being there for anything more than a quick check up, I had nothing with me to work on. Oh, please!!!! This is torture to me. Reading magazines that are months old does not interest me. I wanted to accomplish something. Write a thank you note, plan a menu, sort through coupons, anything!!
Instead, I felt the Lord say, “Karen…….slow down……just breathe.” I was like a small child who had fallen and gotten hurt and was now bawling til her face turned red and she could hardly breathe. When that happened to me as a child, I remember my mom blowing air into my face so I would take a deep breath. It worked every time.
So my sweet Lord blew His warm, renewing breathe on me yesterday in that sterile dentist’s office.
I slowed down. I stopped and took a deep breathe. I prayed. For Mitch and his five shot, front tooth root canal. For the rest of my family. For an event I have this weekend. For my own peace and sanity.
Then I just listened for a while.
The time actually passed quickly and peacefully and I wasn’t my normal, nervous self, trapped in a waiting room with nothing to do.
Why, I even picked up a magazine or two and found a few new recipes! :-)
You see, fellow busy one, every once in a while, we need to stop and just breathe.