Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I am not worthy to be the benefactress of your prayers.
But I am benefiting in extraordinary ways!

Today I felt smiled upon, even down the the
seemingly insignificant detail of "...some REALLY good coffee.."

I'm sure some people wondered why I was grinning from ear to ear
while I sipped that coffee,
but I was certain
that a certain request
made by a certain sister just for me...
was the reason that Starbucks had a new flavor of Frapucino come for the Summer.
A certain Mocha Coconut.

And it was "REALLY good coffee"!

I got all my errands done today on Momma Bug's first solo trip to town with 7.
(sounds like the title of a book, doesn't it?)
It took over 8 hours, but my children were wonderful.
Delightful even.
Dare I say... perfect?
I always know when we're enjoying each other because that's when
people stop and stare not only in wonder,
but with envy.

Sheesh.  Even I stop and stare in wonder!

Aloria slept all day,
the children were helpful and sweet to each other.
Bryce maintained,
and the big kids kept on their feet  without drooping too much.
The potty stops were minimal.  (That's a thank-you-Lord all it's own!)
We covered all the stops
and crossed out the things on our list.
The drive was gorgeous - vibrant greens in the scenery
were absolutely AWESOME.  Candy for the eye.
We made it home before dark.
No one had a melt-down waiting for dinner.
They are now all tucked into bed
and the only thing that could be better would be for me to be tucked into bed...
That's coming soon!

I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for sisters far and wide.
Yes you.
Your prayers bless me.  Your kind words bless me.
My gracious, smiling, Heavenly Father
blesses me
because of you.

I love you very much.


Jess said...

I love you too.

He is ever faithful our Dad.

Cinnamon said...

I'm so glad God reached down and gave you a big hug :-)

I remember spending all day in town when we lived out of town in the mountains. We use to have to carry out laundry into town, sit at the laundry mat for hours, do our grocery shopping, eat lunch, run errands then get back home in time for dinner :-/ Not something you want to do every day. Our 15 passenger van was crowded with all the groceries, laundry and children :-)

But you had a yummy coffee!! Little things can say so much can't they!

So very glad you had a wonderful day.

hugs~ Cinnamon

SarahS said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful day:)

Love you lots!

Momma Bug said...

It was JUST like that (without the laundry which was only recently solved)
Our van was full yesterday - to the point I had to stack bags of garden soil all around the children!
It was a good day though.
And thankfully we don't have to do it again for a while.
Everyone's glad for that! said...

sounds like a winner of a day!!