"Momma, why are we going to KMart?"
"We're not honey. Mommy ran a red light and I'm being pulled over."
I won't bore you with all the details of the conversation that transpired between myself and the police officer but it was mingled with Sam asking the man if there was a bathroom in KMart because he had a feeling he needed to go, Em asking me if I had ever had this happen before, and Abby declaring we were probably going to be late for church.
Cleaned house and did most of the laundry...feeling pretty proud in my accomplishments until Sarah asked for the one uniform shirt that hadn't been washed that day...arrgh.
This day was interesting...there aren't a lot of ways I can contribute to the girl's classes but when the school has a need for some pictures I can usually handle it. Only yesterday I left before I had finished all of them...not very professional for the photographer to have to turn around and come back to finish the job is it? Of course that was before I fell and twisted my ankle...not that the seniors noticed...I refused to limp in front of them...until I had to cut short the picture taking because Sarah ran up to tell me Claire had pooped out her diaper...I'm pretty sure I limped my way to the van then.
Now you might think I would be afraid to even get out of bed today. And I probably would be if not for the wonderful things seen and learned in last night's ladies Bible study on Ruth (Thank you very much Sheryll Jo). In chapter 1 verse 9 the word rest is used...but it is rest as a noun...a place where peace, quiet and trust are present. The in verse 12 of chapter 2 a beautiful blessing is given for the one who seeks refuge (...literally in reference to seeking the shade of a tree...) from the LORD, the God of Israel.
So today I am going to sit in that place of rest...with my tender little puffy ankle propped up as much as possible...and thank God for hiding me under his wing when my whole world goes crazy.
Fall over, fall over, fall overboard, overboard."