Lots of emotions going in my neck of the woods. Everything from a wonderful stress over the surprise that I got a new, huge classroom at school (what to do with all those bulletin boards calling for my creativity) –to a small bout of depression over not being able to button my favorite skirt (I wonder what happened to shrink that skirt this summer?) –to an undisguised loathing of the calendar that is moving toward that day we’ll take Caleb to college (#notgonnacry).
Can you put hashtags in a blog post? I feel a little avant-garde trying that.
Anyway, I was maybe a combination of teary and hyperventilating last night. Matt had just gotten back from a run.
“I wish you smelled better,” I said.
“Umm, why?” he said.
“So you could hold me,” I said.
He showered. By the time he was out of the shower, I was almost asleep in bed. So forget the snuggle and just kiss the sleepy woman on the head. (And there is a glimpse into 24 years of marriage for you.)
So anyway, this morning I’m refreshed and awake.
My son is still leaving for college soon. Skirt still doesn’t fit, I assume. And I haven’t even bought fabric for those bulletin boards, let alone create what I want to hang on them.
But I have today, and what can I do with it?
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34 NIV)
Between the lines:
Focus on Today.
Today I can go outside for a walk and do an upper body workout. I can put my computer on the bar upstairs and stand while I do some writing, instead of sitting for hours. And what to do about that cupcake I brought home yesterday for Matt that he said I could have? Cut it in half and spread out the sugar over two days. (One step closer to whole 30.)
Today I can enjoy that boy of mine and kiss his furry cheeks (because he hasn’t left for college yet.)
Today I can sketch a plan of what I want to put on one of the bulletin boards.
And you, my friend? What life-changing habits, projects, and looming calendar dates are overwhelming? Are you doing like I was and trying to worry about it all at once?
Here’s a good question for us to ask the Lord this morning:
How much of this do you want me to focus on today?