Today was a day unlike any other! I'm not quite sure what to make of it. I started the day at a Bible Yoga class with a friend. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the instructor incorporated scripture with the yoga poses and meditation. I was also pleasantly surprised that I didn't look like a beached whale striking some of the aforementioned poses.
We picked JB up early from school because we had an appointment with the ENT specialist to check MC's hearing. After failing two previous hearing exams, we wanted to rule out hearing loss. (Especially since he's been playing drums since he was two years old!) After an hour long consultation and being sequestered in a sound proof booth, we were given the all clear. MC is suffering from allergies. We're to continue the pediatrician's course of treatment. Whew! Our resident musician will have two fully functioning ears to use for his future compositions!
We got home in time for the boys to have some outdoor time, homework, bathe, eat dinner and get dressed for Wednesday night church service. Anyone who knows me knows that we start getting ready for bed at 6pm. Lights are out at 8! Today I decided to go with the flow. Yes, things were hairy. Very hairy! But, we survived.
In my quiet time, God spoke. What if, I stop trying to keep everything together and just let him do that. Perhaps everything will run more smoothly. Since my boys came out of the womb, I've been adamant about having structure and routine. I wanted them to always know what to expect. As they've gotten older, I've discovered that this makes them (and everyone) more crazy when plans change. I'm also questioning whether or not this is practical in the long run. I have criticized and even condemned others for driving through fast food chains to get dinner on the way to another commitment. So, being so loosey goosey gives me the heebie jeebies. (Forgive the gibberish, I'm delirious!) I really do need to re-evaluate things, but I will definitely be taking baby steps.
Bottom line, I don't think that God will punish me or allow undue stress in my life because we took the boys out after bedtime to attend church. As the pastor said during benediction tonight, I hope he will bless us for our commitment of time.