Thursday, May 17, 2012

May Madness—same story, different year

(I realize that I posted something with this very same title and theme two years ago, but two years is a long time, and nobody remembers that post, so here I go again.)

Every year in May, I feel like I am swimming in a swirling body of water gasping for air.  There is a reason for this feeling.  Here it is:

In the first two and a half weeks of May, I have had 4 track meets, 1 scholarship banquet, 3 band concerts, 1 Senior night, 1 mission trip meeting, 1 dessert banquet for Girl’s track where we were the last table to get to the desserts and all that was left were some crumbly brown cookies made with a waffle iron, and cantaloupe, 1 hair appointment where I almost fell asleep, 10 trips to the workout room in our garage at 6 in the morning, with my hubby, to do P90X 2 (where you are supposed to do things that even Superman himself could not master), 3  mileage clubs at a school where my kids no longer attend, 1 trip to Holubs to buy flowers for the upcoming graduation party at my house, 1 trip to Lowes to buy a replacement boxwood bush to replace the boxwood that died so there wouldn’t be a hole in the ground when people came for the graduation party, 1 very expensive trip to Sam’s Club to supply all the many food items for the Mexican Fiesta graduation spread, 1 member’s banquet at church where I got some beautiful flowers, 1 fabulous graduation party for my fabulous graduate, who will graduate on Sunday…isn’t that fabulous?, 1 trip to Hickory Park with two beautiful mothers and one beautiful grandmother on Mother’s day, 1 Mother’s Day addendum coffee date with my mom where I presented her with a foam roller because who wouldn’t want a foam roller as a Mother’s Day gift?, 3 lunches with friends, 1 travel clinic appointment with Shay because she is going to Haiti in July and she needed drugs to keep Typhoid, Malaria, and Hep A at bay, 1 shopping trip with Luke who is only home for 6 days before he leaves for China for 3 months, to get shorts and dri-weave T shirts because it is REALLY HOT there, 1 trip to JCPenney to buy sandals for my little boy (who isn’t little anymore and who wears size 14 shoes), 1 eye doctor appointment, 1 baccalaureate, 1 lunch with the crew at Haverkamp Properties, 1 eleven mile run from Huxley to Ames to prepare for Dam to Dam which I can’t run now because 8,000 other people had registered a month early and they don’t take 8001, 1 big project (a sixteen page book proposal that I wrote and submitted for evaluation), and 1 wonderful email from a Focus on the Family magazine saying they wanted to publish one of my devotions—for money—for real—yipee!

So that’s what’s been keeping me busy…and gasping for air…but thankful to God …for my very full life.

Now, if you will excuse me, I need to attend two days of the state track meet before I collapse on the floor.


Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31

1 comment:

  1. Bummer about the Dam to Dam registration. Awesome about the published devo!!!