Just another Monday morning…..
….coffee brewing, exercises looming, chores to be completed, phones ringing, bags to be unpacked from the weekend scrapbooking event, a very full weekly calendar staring at me, hundreds of emails to answer, the girls whizzing about the house getting breakfast, doing school work, fussing with each other and wanting me to referee and of course the never ending list in front of me of “things to do, people to see, and places to go”!
Yes, just another normal Monday morning at the Lambdins yet something is very different in my heart. With each and every mundane, routine part of my morning, I am reminded of how very blessed I am on this Monday to be here at home living my “normal” life.
You see for the past week life has been anything but routine or normal. Our precious 17 month old baby boy Daniel, contracted a serious staph infection that turned our life into one filled with doctors, nurses, medications, IV’s, monitors, blood draws, testing, hospital gowns, masks & gloves. I spent four days in the hospital – holding him, comforting him, sleeping with him and praying, praying, praying for his complete healing.
And as of this Monday morning, Daniel’s health has been restored, Dan the man has headed back to work, the high school girls are in school, the rest of us are here at home, life is back to normal….and am I ever glad! It is at times like these that we can really appreciate the normalcy of our everyday lives. Things could have been much different this morning – we could have still been in the hospital, Daniel could still be sick or worse yet he could have not recovered. I am so glad that I am sitting here with chores needing to be done, multitudes of things needing attending to, errands to run, phones that need to be answered and even girls who are fussing with each other over chores. I can’t help but smile through all the “normalcy”. Daniel is home! Daniel is healthy! Daniel is happy!
Just another Monday morning?
No…not quite, today despite everything on my plate – the never ending “to do list” and the often exhausting, overwhelming and even at times mundane job of being a Mommy and manager of my home, while also working my home based business – I am full of gratitude as well as a realization and reminder to not take the “normal” for granted but to embrace each and everyday with all that it brings.
As you walk through the routines, embrace the challenges and enjoy the journey of your life with all its twists and turns today – take a deep breath, look around you and thank the Lord for this day that He has given to you with all its “normalcy”. We truly do not know what tomorrow may bring – so let’s all enjoy just another Monday morning.
P.S. – Thank you for all of your wonderful prayers, notes, emails, phone calls as well as the practical support of bringing meals, driving the girls to their many activities and taking care of business for us. We are so very blessed by you all!