Saturday, February 14, 2009

If you give a Mom a minute.

Whew! I am in a very busy stage of life and this little diddy has been coming to mind alot lately. I wrote it about 1-2 years ago and never shared it because I didn't know if since it was inspired by some other books I would get in trouble. It just seems to appropriate and I guess I should thank Laura Numeroff for the idea. Ella loves the "If you give a moose a muffin" and we have collected several of her other books. How many of you ever feel like this? It is written with very little periods, because periods represent a break...and we just don't get many of those. If you are out of breath at the end of it...that's the idea. Let's not wait too long to sit down and study our Bibles...even if all we have is a minute. Also I need to thank Lisa-Anne at The Maine Berry Patch for an award that she gave me several weeks ago.(so I just linked to where the award is on her blog...you'll love visiting her...and I am really bad at putting anything but words on this blog!) I was so surprised and humbled by it, I didn't know what to do. I don't know exactly how to move it to my blog...but I wanted to say thank you so much for your sweet words and kind award. It truly blessed my heart! Alright...to the blog...





If you give a mom a minute, she'll probably go to the kitchen to get a glass of water because she is trying to lose weight and stopped drinking sodas and is now forcing herself to drink water. While she's getting the ice out of the freezer she'll pull the meat out for dinner and then check the refrigerator to make sure that the fruit for the fruit salad hasn't gone bad yet. While she's checking the fruit she'll discover the bowl of leftover spaghetti in the back of the refrigerator that went bad and she'll decide she needs to clean out the bowl. Before she can wash the bowl she has to clean the dishes out of the sink that her family forgot to put in the dishwasher. When she opens the dishwasher she remembers that she was too tired to empty it last night and has to empty it before she can load it before she can wash the dishes. As she is putting the last knife in the knife drawer she remembers her friend was missing a knife and asked her to check if she left it at her house. So, she decides since the drawer is open she should clean it out to look for the knife. Then, she hears a loud noise that reminds her that the sheets in the dryer are clean so she pulls the sheets out of the dryer and figures she might as well put them on the bed so that they'll be ready for bedtime because Survivor is coming on and the kids have to be in bed by 8:00 so she won't miss the twist that's never been done before that is wreaking havoc on the island. While she's putting the sheets on the bed she stubs her toe on the metal frame and when she bends down to make sure that her toenail polish didn't chip, and to rub her throbbing toe, she finds the shoe that she couldn't find on Sunday morning. She says, "Praise God." Thinking of God reminds her that she hasn't read her Bible yet and it's already 2:30. She walks out to read her Bible, but as she walks by the kitchen she sees the dishes and remembers that she never finished cleaning out the moldy spaghetti. While she's cleaning out the bowl she thinks she might as well clean out the refrigerator since it needs to be done anyway. When the refrigerator is all cleaned out she realizes now that the moldy spaghetti, soggy salad, and chunky milk are gone, there is no food. So, she'll have to make her grocery list. When she sits down with her pen and paper to make her list, she'll remember when she used to sit down with pen and paper to study her Bible. That will remind her that she still hasn't met with Jesus. Since her Bible is still on the table from Sunday she opens it up and reads, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of living water welling up to eternal life." She'll probably thank Jesus for being the living water and that will remind her of her glass of water she left on the counter. Chances are that if she gets that cup of water, she'll want a minute to go with it.

7 comments:

Pelos said...

It's like your in my day, because that is just what it is like. I loved it!

Sharon said...

ok, that is just hilarious! Love it!

Linda said...

question is...did you ever find that knife? Because I still only have 3 steak knives in my drawer, and my hubby never fails to remind me that *I* lost *HIS* steak knife, lol!

I have loved this since you first shared it, and I am SO glad you posted it here. Because while it is on the line of "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie"...it is so much better, and so much more.

Sheryl said...

How is Jane Eyre coming? Right now I"m reading The Woman in White. A mystery and romance written back in the 1800's . I'll let you know how it goes, its 600 pages and taking me awhile to read.
Sheryl

Berry Patch said...

Love it! There is a "If you give a mom a muffin..." thing out there somewhere. I like this one better though....

Oh - if you want to get a copy of the photo for the blog award, just right click & "save picture as" & then put it on your computer where you find it. Then load to your blog like any other photo (or your sidebar).

Marie said...

This is GREAT!!!!! LOL! That is so my life. So it's not just me who can't seem to meet with the Lord before 2:30 (and it's impossible in mid-afternoon with the kids coming home from school, anyway....)

Thank you for sharing this - definitely made my "minute" before folding the laundry more fun!

~Marie

lana said...

You are so Rad! Rock it like it is! That's what I love about you!!Be blessed today!