But, he hasn't been here. So, things went from bad to worse and it didn't seem like we could climb out from under the black cloud following us around.
I woke this morning begging God for the new mercies He promises in His Word. What's sweeter (and maybe an even bigger testament to how our week has gone) is that my girls woke up asking for the same thing.
We needed some sunshine!
I committed to driving for Olivia's field trip this morning. I admit I was less-than-thrilled because we were only going to our local grocery store. In my mind, a trip to the grocery store is only successful if I get to actually buy things to cross off my never-ending grocery list. Walking around listening to what the most popular fruit purchased is? .... not so much. (By the way, it's bananas :)
But, Olivia was excited. She was even trying to get us ready by blaring her favorite Veggie Tales CD while getting ready. It half-worked ;)
The trip was a success. A long-time family friend, who manages the store, is the one who took us on a tour which Olivia thought was 42 kinds of awesome that I knew someone 'famous'. haha Also, she now wants to manage a grocery store. Which is somewhat different from her career plan last week which was to be a school janitor.
I'm hoping our next field trip is to a hospital ... specifically to speak with a neuro-surgeon.
Yeah, that'll work.
So, after the field trip, I walked Olivia back to her classroom and walked down the hall to peek in on Emma. She sat at her desk looking so sad.
I asked her teacher if I could talk to her for a few minutes. In the hallway, Emma voiced what I have felt all week - discouraged and defeated.
What to do? What to do?
I did the only thing I could think of. I reassured her, sent her back to her classroom, waited another hour and then busted both of them out for lunch!
Very timely. Thank you! I know you read my blog :)
So, tomorrow is Friday! Praise! Praise! Praise!