If you wake up kind of grumpy and out of sorts…
If you have a headache and pressure and popping in your ears,
If you are stressed about things you can’t change anyway and shouldn’t be stressed about, but should just be trusting your heavenly Father,
If there are circumstances going on in your life that you really wish weren’t,
If your son has a cold involving a snuffy nose that he keeps sniffing and snuffing repeatedly,
If you had to go to town in the morning, so most of the schoolwork had to be completed in the afternoon,
If, consequently, every little thing is getting on your nerves,
Helping your son with his spelling words while he sniffs his nose and breaks his pencil lead and snuffs his nose and misspells an easy word and sniffs his nose and doesn’t get it about the misspelled word and snuffs his nose and scrubs away with an eraser and sniffs his nose,
Will most definitely, by all means, want to drive you screaming out of the house and onto a plane to Hawaii with a one-way ticket.
This may or may not have happened to me today.
But, if it did, I am so glad for grace.
Grace that covers my failures.
I’m also glad that children are oblivious to the way mothers are feeling sometimes.
Cause I wouldn’t trade my kids for anything.
Even when they sniff and snuff.
Bad moods and headaches are a different story though. They can stay away.
Some ibuprofen and some water and some sitting-down-and-writing and a few Tootsie Rolls do help a mother feel a little better. That, and getting Spelling finished and put away.
I may or may not have experienced this today, also.
So, IF, you have an IF kind of day in the near future, you can think of me and know that you are not alone…