We are back in the full swing of things after almost a month of school and a whirlwind of activites! I just feel like I have been on a roller coaster ride and I can't get off! My emotions have been high, along with the emotions of 3 girls that are going in ALL directions, and lots of yelling has been going on in our house of late! I feel like every morning starts calm, for about 10 minutes, and then the hurricane hits! (yes, those pictures of devestation is how I feel when everyone finally gets out the door!) Then, after-school happens.......craziness all over again! The homework, the snacks, the practices, the meetings, the meals, the baths, bedtime, homework that was forgotten, notes that weren't read, tests that were forgot and now remembered and NOW needing studied for.........I am about spent!
Well, God has a plan for me, I don't deny! It's fair week and every kid in this town knows it! Our crazy weeks don't stop because of fair week! But, we decided to get off of our roller coaster ride for one night this week and go to the FAIR! We decided one night of fun away from our schedules was just what we needed.....and we were right! We had a blast! We laughed and ate good (bad) food, rode rides and then really laughed! It's been a long time since our family laughed so hard together! It's expensive to take a family of 6 to the fair......but, it was worth the sacrafice! (No pedicure for Mommy this month! :)
This reminds me of God's roller coaster. His plans are not ours. I got to step out of my crazy, rigid, full of yelling pattern that I spiral down everyday and get on God's ride for a night to see how it really should be. I read in James 1 this morning, verse 19-20, "be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires." NOW, I am not saying the fair is what God desires, He just used that for me this week......to break a pattern of anger. I think I truly get mad and start to pity myself everyday and that is where all of the yelling comes from! God used our night out to show me the joy on my children's faces and their laughter and how that ministers to me so deeply! We need those smiles and that laughter everyday to make our days better.....to make life righteous......the way God desires it to be......HIS roller-coaster ride!
I know these are a little blurry, but that is the point! Get a little dizzy, go real fast and laugh out loud....it's good for the soul! :)