I can’t see the floor in our laundry room. Or the one in my closet, if I’m being completely honest. Also, we ate McDonalds for dinner. Straight up, Big Macs and Chicken Nuggets with golden fries on the side.
And some days, I would probably feel a little bad about all of that undone laundry and greasy fast food. But on days like today, where the flip side was full and fulfilling, I’m kind of okay with it all.
This morning, I had the privilege of meeting together with seven other moms like myself. They came bearing pastries and baked breads and open hearts. And we gathered for an hour, to share life and it was a beautiful thing that happened in my mostly tidy living room. We’ll continue to meet, every second and fourth Tuesday morning of the month, and I cannot wait to see the great things God will do in and through our group.
I spent the early afternoon with Christian. He had a doctors appointment and we talked nonstop during our hour round trip drive. About school and life and would we rather eat worms forever or be a gorilla. And we laughed and it was so good to just spend time together.
After dropping him off to Bible Club at school and Ellee off to tutoring, I stopped by to wish a friend a Happy Birthday. Because apparently great people were born in the month of March. And even though we only had a few minutes, it was a good few minutes to talk and share well wishes.
Then, this evening, I drove Christian out to the High School. Because despite the thirty something degreed weather, he had his first track practice. And besides being frozen while watching him and his new teammates, I was delighted. Because running a pretty good distance while the parents were filled in about the upcoming season, he returned with the biggest smile on his face. I’m guessing he caught some great endorphins from running around in the cold, but for the most part, it just made me really happy that he had fun and is going to run track this year.
And so, with a full day spent running around and doing the important things in life, the laundry didn’t get done and we ended up eating fast food that was unhealthy, though delicious and I have to say that it’s okay. Because you can’t do everything. And all of those other things eventually get done. But it’s most important to do the important things. The people things. And the things that will matter most in the end.