Monday, November 10, 2014

Merciful Monday

If you've been reading along, you know that our weekends have been packed lately...the geography fair was awesome (see? no time to even write about it)!

While I enjoy our pilgrimages, time with friends, etc., most of the time a weekend like that leaves me slightly depressed and extremely exhausted on Monday.

Today was no exception. On days like today, I promptly turn off my alarm and snooze a bit until it's clear to DH that it's going to be "one of those days" and he usually picks up the slack for a bit until the guilt kicks in - how can I expect him to do more than he does now? Then I kind of mope around a bit, hoping that he'll say "go back to bed. I'll work from home" which, curiously, happened a lot more when I was pregnant...guess I went to that well a few too many times. :0)

So, he was out the door and I took a few minutes to check email. To my delight, though not completely a surprise since she's been on my mind a lot lately, I had an email from a long-lost friend! Since she does all that I do (with more kids) that's always a good motivator. Besides, it's just so nice to hear from her.

Then, God in His Mercy (or, truthfully, it feels more like Our Lady or even St. Gianna making good on the prayer for our marriage/family) decided it was a good day to allow this to finally happen...

Yes! The car that was purchased for me when we were married (12 years ago - it was used, btw) finally gave up). Wahoo! No, I don't believe God made the car stop working, it was on its way all along...I just think He realized it might be a nice morning to have my husband around a little bit longer.

So he was and I was able to sit with #3 and get some excellent work done while the little ones napped and the older two did their work. A crummy day turned into a blessing.

Not to mention the show at lunch - getting a tilt body down our driveway is no small feat. Excellent entertainment for little people.

 At least something holds their attention!
 Pulling it onto the truck.
He jumped down, bib and all, to see daddy up on the truck.

Encouragement from above on a sleepy, unmotivated day. We are blessed!

1 comment:

  1. Don't you love when things like that happen for the better?

    Your geography fair display looks great!