Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Practice, Practice, Practice

This is a follow-up post to What To Do With a Heavy Heart.

I was having a very busy morning. (most mornings feel busy with this many people) I was making a huge pot of spaghetti sauce for a small dinner party of 21! on Friday. Also, I was making rice for a recipe for dinner and sauerkraut, which I have been waiting weeks to make. Oh, all this and the hope of starting our Bible time at 9:30.

We were just about ready to go down to start school when the person who was pounding the kraut, in the crock on the floor, accidentally dropped it from a few inches off the floor and the bottom cracked off!

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Okay, deep breath. Breathe. Breathe. Stay calm. It is only a crock and only sauerkraut. Breathe. I choose to stay calm.

I call Brian and calmly tell him what happened. He says, “what can you be thankful for?” (sweet husband) Ummmm, ‘broken crocks’, spilled kraut (that I have waited weeks to make!), thankful that it almost slipped out of my hands earlier, so I know it wasn’t that person’s fault . . .

He then attempts the lighten the mood with, “now there is no sense crying over spilled sauerkraut.” (yes, he is adorable) We laugh.

I look at the checklist on my planner from yesterday and work through each point.

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Peace comes. A smile returns. Then I find out that my 10 year old, Sarah Grace was in the bathroom doing laundry when she heard the crock break and began praying for peace for mama. Then, she went downstairs and led the rest of the children in prayer for peace for mama! Precious!

  • 2 heads of cabbage . . . . . . . . . . . . a couple of bucks
  • broken crock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39.99
  • Children praying for peace . . . . . . priceless!

Daily To-Do When Stress Happens

4 comments:

cooperkelly4 said...

Man I just wish we lived closer. I just plain love ya. Love your spirit and love the Spirit in you too. I laughed out loud when you said dinner for 21, typical here some days. =0) And Brian is right, "no sense crying over spilled sauerkraut" in our case stir fry. =0 )

Jenny said...

Good for you for keeping it together, through His grace.

And good for you in the training of your children, to pray for His grace, for their momma.

T said...

What wonderful children you have! You are so blessed!

Kati Potratz said...

Awesome!