As far as celebrations go, well, it seemed as if things did not go as planned at our house. It was more of a Sunday where everyone is stressing out because of trying to get to church on time! We were all running on top of each other, sharing one bathroom for the seven of us in our 1,000 square foot home. That was just Sunday morning. Then there was lunch to prepare for. There was a miscommunication between two of us that ended in an argument, that led to tempers flaring and, yeah, you can picture how the afternoon played out.
Towards the evening we were once again rushing around trying to get to the evening service on time. That is a common occurance in our household. It seems that the Frenches hardly ever arrive at their destination on time.
Once settled into our pew, would you believe that the Lord visited this poor, tired mama?! He came by in His soft sweet manner and washed through my soul and did what no amount of flowers could do (though I did get some beautiful ones from my husband and a cute card from the kids). Our choir sang and the Teen Challenge Choir joined us in singing The Revelation Song while K and two of her friends signed the words. It was beautiful and refreshing. God knows just what we have need of. Besides whoever decided that Mother's Day should be celebrated on Sunday obviously did not have a family to try to get to church on time...not once, but TWICE! :)
I just have to share this poem I received from my own mother. All of the moms will relate!
- Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby………Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, ‘normal’, is history.
-Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct…….Somebody never took a three year old shopping.
- Somebody said being a mother is boring…….Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver’s permit.
- Somebody said if you’re a good mother, your child will ‘turn out good’…….Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.
- Somebody said ‘good’ mothers never raise their voices…….Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through a neighbor’s kitchen window.
-Somebody said, you don’t need an education to be a mother…….Somebody never helped a fourth grader with her math.
- Somebody said you can’t love the fifth child as much as you love the first…….Somebody doesn’t have five children.
- Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books…….Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose and in his ears.
- Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery…….Somebody never watched her ‘baby’ get on a plane to leave for military ‘boot’ camp.
- Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back…….Somebody never homeschooled more than one child at a time.
- Somebody said a mother can stop worrying when her child gets married…….Somebody doesn’t know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother’s heart strings.
- Somebody said a mother’s job is done when her last child leaves home…….Somebody never had grandchildren.
- Somebody says a mother knows you love her, so you don’t need to tell her…….Somebody isn’t a mother.
I thought this was good and I couldn't have written it better. I just would add the one about "Somebody said, "Let's celebrate moms on a Sunday"...Somebody didn't have a family to get to church on time...TWICE! LOL Maybe one day when I have mastered this, I'll write a book and let all of you know how we did it!