May 8, 2013

Caught Up

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? Psalm 121:1

For the first time in many months (maybe years!), I can say that I have one day's worth of plans for today. Am I actually caught up? Hmmm. The tension in my chest is gone. Did I forget something? The scattered brain has returned to its normal level. Is this possible? The laundry hampers are half full instead of overflowing. Well well.

We started this school year in early August. Therefore, we are in the home stretch now. As we complete sports seasons and school productions and AP tests, I have a spring in my step that can only come after a semester of "Oops,we over scheduled this family but now we can see summer just around corner."

This morning I sat on the sofa and drank coffee and talked to the kids. We casually chatted while I sipped. Not gulped. Just sipped. I learned some things about the my middle and my youngest. I wanted to document this day. I am thankful for it. It is rare and precious to say that I feel calm and caught up. 

There is a perspective that I gain on these days to sustain me through the immediacy and panicky, triple booked, overwhelmed feeling of our normal routine. I choose to enjoy this day. My very good God is paving an abundant life for me here. (John 10:10) I can walk on His highway and embrace His righteousness, or I can run wild in this demanding temporary world.

I just remembered that I need to email Charlotte's piano teacher. Then, I will be totally caught up.

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail. Isaiah 51:6