Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Day at a Glance

7:30 a.m. - Sears delivers my new jumbo mama sized washer and dryer. Set up didn't go so smoothly. Old houses never seem quite ready for the newest technology, so hubby will move an outlet and run some extra hose tomorrow.

9:00 a.m. - Plan for lemon squares to be made, laundry to be done, rooms to be cleaned. Company is coming tonight.

1:30 p.m. - Head to Potsdam with my honey for an appointment with Dr. Henline. He is very pleasantly surprised by how well my ankle is doing. Tells me I'm free to continue wearing the sandals that I've chosen and that I can even try to walk "gingerly around the house" with a flat foot!

3:15 p.m. - Trip to Hackett's for needed washer hose. On to P&C for fresh fruit and veggies for tonight's guests. Cold cuts for dinner as well.

5:00 p.m. - Time in the chair with foot up, playing computer games. I've discovered MasterWord -- it's free and a bit challenging. I like that.

6:00 p.m. - Grab a sandwich, help prepare for Julia's musicale.

7:20 p.m. - Guests begin to arrive. Some of these people have never been to our home. For others it will be the first time in quite a while. This is such fun -- such an interesting group. Their common denominator is Julia and/or music. It was her last opportunity for a scheduled audience to help her prepare for competition. It was fun to have them all here meeting one another and sharing our home with us.

9:45 p.m. - Sitting with family and friends awaiting the final results of AI. We all knew, whether we wanted it or not, that Taylor would win. It didn't much matter to me, since Elliott would have been my first choice. It is fun if you ask me...


Interesting observation: the folks in our home tonight and yesterday seemed very aware of the specialness of our family. They sensed Godliness and His order and it blessed them. They don't all know it was that, but some of them did.

One woman, a Unitarian, made this comment: Every time I see your family I wish we had such a model. We made a choice to not have the Christian structure of family. We have a loving community, but I do wish we could have the structure of family that Christians have. We are quite liberal, you know. But I think we have missed out on something.

Another woman suggested that I must be quite proud of my children. I acknowledged that indeed I was -- proud of their accomplishments and their strength of character, but most of all proud that they all love each other and get along so well. She seemed to marvel. It was an accurate statement; she had known that to be true of them. She felt it certainly was wonderful and unusual, very unusual.

If we walk honestly before God and men, the unsaved marvel. When the world sees God in us, they shake their heads in wonder and amazement. This is foreign to them, and they recognize something they need. This is good. This will preach, as they say. This is what they call credibility. We become genuine in their eyes, because indeed it is the Spirit of God at work. We are the real deal, as real as it gets. We are Christ on earth to the dying world around us. So let's shine, shine, shine...

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Mark 5.16

Oh, God, be glorified in our lives!


Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

last eve was sheer fun.Thanks.

(hope your littlest man has recovered from his disappointment at the AI results....)

6:26 AM  
Blogger sam said...

You are really going to like your new jumbo mama sized washer and dryer! There are only six of us and I noticed a difference in how often I had do do laundry immediately.

Sounds like a wonderfully, busy-with-a-purpose day.

Our neighbors have made similar comments about our family, especially about how the kids care for one another. Actions do speak louder than words, don't they?

Have a wonderful, and safe, trip. Enjoy the rides from terminal to terminal. :)

10:56 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Moulton said...

That is an amazing comment from the Unitarian friend...

We are being watched! : )

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