Friday, January 22, 2010

Have you ever?

Have you ever had something you want to paint, and you just can't decide on a color? You have a gazillion paint chips to pick from, but none is exactly right, and you can't even decide on the look your going for, not to mention the exact shade?

Have your jeans ever been just a tad too tight and driven you crazy all day because they keep riding up, and it's a constant reminder of the weight you need to take off. And you get just a bit irritable because of it?
Have you ever missed being where you once were, a different time, and place, and wishing it so hard that you can feel it, and smell, and hear it, and felt sorry for yourself because it will never be?

Have you ever gotten tired of feeding people, and wishing that the meals would magically appear, and then clean themselves up again?

Have you ever worked hard on making home made oatmeal rolls, and they didn't rise right, and you really wanted them to work, cause you get embarrassed every time you try the bread thing cause you just can't do it right, and aren't homeschoolers supposed to know how to bake bread?

Have you ever been frustrated that the light bulbs in the kitchen seem to all burn out at the same time, and that the cat lays on your freshly washed slip cover, and that every time you get a few minutes to look at the computer someone needs you, and that the water that comes out of the fridge door pours too slowly?
Have you ever........ and then thought of all those hurting people of Haiti?
I have.


joyinthejourney said...

Yes! Yes! On the too tight jeans!!( I know I'm missing the point here) But nothing will make me irritable quicker and sometimes it takes me half the day to realize why I'm so disgruntled. And I distinctly remember you bringing some delicious homemade bread to my house once and I was just the other day wishing I had that recipe.

That's a great point you're making about Haiti, though. I was just thinking today how pitiful it must be there and how I should be fervently praying for missionaries who are there and that Christ would be glorified somehow through it all. Thanks for that reminder. It was very timely for me. Miss you friend!!

Get Your Martha On said...

Thanks for the reality check!

My 5-year-old started whining about supper as we gathered at the table tonight. I looked at him and said, "Hey, wanna go to Haiti?"

Yeah, didn't think so. :)

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful post! It can be so easy to get lost in our problems... they seem so large... until we think of others.

kim said...

Wow, that really makes us think doesn't it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the comment on my blog...Kim