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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dear God Morning


As you all know I hate clocks, not because I am an unscheduled person, I am an internal clock person.  My whole body closes down by 10:00 pm and I jump out of bed by 6:00 am without an alarm.  I hate the clocks always telling me I have to be on a schedule.  Maybe hating clocks is because I am a 53-year-old-woman who has been  parenting for 31 years, and had to be on a schedule for as long as I can remember.

So when I saw the light streaming through the bedroom blinds I knew I had missed it!  Benjamin has an internal clock also, but he still uses an alarm.  He usually hits the floor ready to go about the time it goes off.  I am usually already up enjoying my chai tea, but Not today!!!


I gasped as I realized we only had 15 minutes to dress, eat breakfast, make lunch and get into the car.  If we miss our leaving time the traffic will cause him to be late.  Our streets are under construction and what should be a 10 minute drive can become 30 minutes with school traffic.

He jumped up as I screamed, "We missed the alarm, we are going to be late."  His willing spirit jumped up, dressed and started his day, as usually, with a happy dispostion.  He gobbled down his cereal, not the protein packed breakfast I had planned in my head, while I grabbed items for his lunch.

We ran to the car...................5 minutes late from regular time for departure.  I silently ask the Lord for favor.  I explained to Benjamin that he might have his first ever tardy, but I was trying.


In the back seat was his Bible, which was left in the car from Awana club on Wednesday night.  I asked him to turn to Psalms.  The peace of God started to flood over me before he started reading.  I had him then turn to Proverbs 3 for the day.   He continued through Proverbs 3, while we moved through the light that had taken three turns to allow us through the intersection. I pushed my gas pedal, but within the speed limit, to move us faster toward school. I give a name for each day and Thursday is Thankful Thursday, so we both started our thankful list, now that totally changes your attitude. We prayed as we continued on.

He continued to read as I put on my blinker to turn onto the street of his school.  He looked up and said, "we have 5 minutes!"  I said, "Yes, we made it!!!"

God is faithful even when we are not.  His mercies are new each morning.  He also knows when a mom is trying her best.  So many moms walk under self-condemnation at not getting it all done.  I am one who makes longer list of my failures than my accomplishments.  I am so glad there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus.  And yes, the world wouldn't have come to an end had he had a tardy, but for this day, God allowed us to arrive on time. He met us this morning in a special way. He is alive! Oh how He loves you and me!!

13 Joining in with more words:

Catherine said...

Dear Janette, He certainly does come through; we simply must believe.
I hope that all is well with you. I think of you and keep you in my prayers. Blessings dear. Catherine

Sharon said...

Do you know my little heart was actually pounding a bit reading this?! :-)

I love the words on your mug! Yes, even in the time-out chair, even there God is with us! His faithfulness overwhelms me sometimes.

And He is ALWAYS right on time!

GOD BLESS!

Christine said...

Love, love love this story!
I was an Attendance Secretary at a high school for 12 years.
God is good!

Lisa Troutt said...

Yes, sounds so familar. Thanks for sharing.

Pom Pom said...

Hooray! You are a sweet and joyful mama! I like that mug, J.

podso said...

Wonderful story! God is faithful.

Farm Girl said...

I think that is such a sweet story! God is so wonderful to give us time and to stretch what we have.
I like your mug.

Vee said...

Oh some mornings are like that! With the mornings darker, my wake-up time is later...good thing I don't have to be somewhere. I love how you directed Benjamin to read The Word. He's going to remember that!

Debbie Petras said...

You make me smile Janette! I can just see you driving to get there with Benjamin reading to you from God's Word; love that. It is a good lesson for him to learn as he watches how you handle stress.

Love you,
Debbie

Debbie said...

Oh how I loved reading this tonight! YAY! I have that same internal clock. I am DONE by 10 and up by 6. Even a little before some mornings. And I have no reason to jump up every morning anymore. Just do anyway. But every once in a GREAT while I just sleep in. Maybe clear till 6:30, lol. Anyway, so glad you made it there in time. Yes, God answers are little prayers sometimes, and let's us know we matter. Blessings to you!

Rebecca said...

Sometimes He is just too good to be true!

...and that's what I call "redeeming the time"!

Lea said...

Oh, it's happened to all of us more than once for sure. How we handled it probably has differed. :o)) But, what a sweet way to handle the situation. Always a joy to stop by! Happy weekend!

Debbie said...

Oh how I love this post and story. My favorite part of all is how the Bible was there waiting for you in the car and the knowledge of where to turn in it was waiting in your head.

(I also love that mug. That's exactly where I stand right now having come to a broken heart in my personal life and deciding to finally move past it. I'm trusting God to mend that heart.

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