Wednesday, September 5

Change of Plans... Again

big adventures are coming... eventually

My kids were supposed to start school on August 29. I feel like my life is on hold while waiting for my kids to go back to school.

... I will get on a schedule, once my kids go back to school. I will maybe start exercising, once my kids go back to school. I will clean my house better, once my kids go back to school. I will meal plan, once my kids go back to school. I will invest more time in my class and writing, once my kids go back to school. I will improve my blog, once my kids go back to school. I will work on my cards and crafts, once my kids go back to school.

Only my kids aren't going back to school yet!  School got delayed one week because the electric wasn't turned on yet. and I adjusted, found some help with childcare during my class time and enjoyed an extra afternoon at the park, and had a pajama day, and stay up late and slept in.

... and then school was delayed another 10 days (while they wait for the occupancy permit)! ... and I panicked, and I cried, and I sent the kids to their rooms for quiet time so I could try to think ... Oh and I called a friend, and called my husband, and panicked some more, BUT I forgot to pray.

I forgot that God is in control and what happens to me doesn't surprise Him one bit. (tweet that) That He has my best interests in mind ... and my kids and the elementary teachers ... and all the other families that are affected by this. That ultimately it's about bringing glory to His name.

So while I don't understand and while I'm still a little stressed about the details of the next two weeks, I can rest in Him and the grace He will give me for each day and each situation. And I will plan another trip to the library, maybe a trip to the park, and possibly another pajama day.

And I will continue to give thanks...

2 Samuel 22:50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.

1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

Psalm 75:1   Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

Psalm 92:1   It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever.  in the Psalms multiple times

Colossians 3:17   And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

1 Thessalonians 5:18    In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I will give thanks...

thanks that I'm not working full time outside the home; thanks that my husband's job has some flexibility and he can take lunch during my class time to watch the kids; thanks that I have friends to encourage me; thanks that I don't have to start making school lunches yet; thanks that we do have this new building for the kids to use... eventually; thanks that their teachers are phenomenal and will make up for lost time; thanks that God is still on the throne!  I just give thanks!

and for community, I will link up to some of my bloggy friends...

Funki Planet --frequent flier

Just A Thought --What's up Wednesday

New Life Steward --WIP Wednesday

and it took me more than 5 minutes, but it fits with Five Minute Friday--Change

Got any ideas of what I should do with this extra 10 days of summer with my kids?!?!?!  Share in the comments!


  1. You know it's okay to feel like this, keep praying the answers will come. Lord willing it will all return to normal soon, as normal as life can be with kids :) god bless xo Mel

    1. Yes and Yes!! ... what is "normal" anyway? :)

  2. Oh my, I do the same thing- Panic first, pray later! How beautiful though, that we can open our hands and give everything back to the One who is really in control. Praying for your next two weeks...I know you will do well, and He will be walking with you!

  3. Oh, Julie, I understand! My nature is one that when the plan is set, I struggle when there is a kink, unexpected change or delay. I really have to pray and intentionally allow Him to calm me and increase my flexibility. Giving thanks right smack dab in the middle of a "crisis" changes me, changes us.

    Thank you for your transparency:))

    1. Yes! I think I will be praying this a lot over the next 10 days! Thanks for the tweet! :)

  4. I've got an idea. Have them start making lists of handmade gifts they want to give at Christmas and to whom. They can start figuring out how to get them done and what they need. An excuse to go to Michael's to do a test run. ;). Maybe they could use some colorful pens!

  5. I do the exact same thing. When XYZ, I will do all these wonderful things! Hope you got it all sorted out! Thanks for linking up!

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