I put the location into my GPS and hit start. “Take the 3rd exit,” she said. Huh? I don’t think that’s right. I didn’t know exactly where I was going, but I knew the general direction. Now I was headed the wrong way and I was stuck in traffic.
As soon as I was able I turned around, and I re-keyed the location. It was coming up wrong. No wonder. As I tried again I realized that it was no use…the location I needed wouldn’t come up. 34 minutes from my arrival time now, and I was at a standstill. Ugh! I had to make a phonecall and get some help.
I finally made it to my son’s longest, most intimidating karate test of his entire life. (thus far) We made it right on time, and I was then horrified to realize that I had forgotten to bring him a drink. Seriously!? He was going to be in there sweating and working for over 2 hours, and I didn’t even bring him a drink!?
Within the next minute, I realized that I had additionally left his sparring gear at home when he also should have brought that. NO!!
Epic mom fail!
Yes, I made sure he had his GI on, and that it was ironed, and I fed him and got him there…not to mention the fact that we stretched together earlier and I took care of him most of the day, but was I thinking about those things? Nope. Just the fails.
It’s so easy for us to see the fails, defeats, and disasters in our lives. Often those look so much larger than the wins, the rights, and the achievements… especially when they are in the everyday things. It’s in the wins and the rights; however, that our heart of gratitude and our spirit of thankfulness comes.
It’s in those things that we find God’s hand on our lives, working faithfully, amidst the fails that look so large. He never left us, He never stopped looking out for us, He never quit working His plan. He has been there, blessing all along. He has been there, giving us wins, helping us achieve all the way…did we notice?
I had many mom achievements today. My list of mom achievements today would way outnumber those couple of things I didn’t get done this evening.
The things that we fail at in our lives, in light of all the things where we win, are nothing in comparison to all those wins. We are abundantly blessed. We just need to take notice, and perhaps even begin to literally take note, if that’s what it takes.
God still goes before us, behind us, beside us, and He dwells within us. He will not forsake us. How do I know? Not only did He promise it, but He has proven it to me over and over again.
Chin up Jamie, there’s extra grace given for moms! 🙂