April 10, 2008

Time is passing so....slowly....

Today was one of my longest days. Ever. Court is tomorrow and I'm nervous. I shouldn't be. I can't help myself. My dear traveling buddy, Jill, had just what I need.

Phillipians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Since I'm not nearly as 'spurtual' as Jill is (she's married to a chaplain!), I didn't spend my day meditating on God's Word. I just tried to...well, spend my day.
Here's the breakdown of how successful I was in my attempts to keep my mind from the impending court case:
Checked my email at least 15 times...the time spent varied and the content varied so I can't honestly give this an overall score.

Taught my kiddos-Among other imperative-that-you-master-this-immediately-in-order-to-succeed-as-an-adult-lessons, I taught Everett how to make a cursive 'L'...only took about 2 minutes of my time, but was pretty successful in keeping my attention. We also read a bit of a Gladys Aylward biography...far more impact from this than cursive! Gave Ella and Eli a math lesson...took about 30 minutes and every bit of patience and attention I could muster.

Talked on the phone with various friends...not such a success because we talked about court, adoption, and upcoming baby shower. That shower alone makes me nervous!

Read blogs...took up loads of time, but alas, I continued to dwell on MY kids.

Went grocery shopping...I hate grocery shopping almost as much as I hate running with a double jogging stroller. This was very effective on all counts. It took FOREVER and sucked every ounce of brain power I had to give.

Watched "The Black Stallion" with my kids...when all else fails, it seems that the TV is the perfect time waster. Right?

Wrote this post...probably about 5 minutes (you really deserve more of my time than that). Now, I've got butterflies because of it, obviously not such a good choice.

My evening plans include going through all of Ella's clothes that are size 4. That probably won't relax me a bit. I should really follow Jill's lead and spent some time CALMING DOWN.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Psalm 95:1-2


Renee' said...

I can only imagine the nervous excitement! I did pray for you and Jill today. Hoping everything proceeds without a hitch!

Jill Coen said...

Don't let me fool you, friend! I went to bed after 2 am after messing around on the computer and then reading a book about African orphans (not such a great calmer downer, btw...don't try that today). Glad the Scripture spoke to you. So glad you're my buddy (goofy theme song is coming to mind.)!

Team Dragovich said...

Apryl... you are doing great!! I have butterflies for you, so you don't have to :D!! Soon, my friend, very soon...

Hugs from NC,

the Steiger's said...

TOday is the DAY!!!! I can not wait to see all those pictures you got!!!!
love, LEnka

Carpenters said...

We're praying!

From Penny said...

In the neighborhood... I did this layout for myself (recently)... as the little journaling says under the picture...
"I need to Remember"
(You'll have to C&P)