Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Perfect Day

Mindy here. Monday started out the same as most of them since our three year old granddaughter has been with us. Full of energy and chaos. But as time splintered between number two son's sleepover/guest, hubby's appointment, and swim lessons, I slipped in a trip to the donut shop alongside my morning Diet Coke ritual at Sonic.

After swim lessons, my built-in babysitters abandoned me, so I tackled the grocery store with my lovely three year old assistant in tow. Despite her initial objections, the trip ran smoothly. Then it was on to lunch and naptime. Ah yes, glorious naptime. A naptime that stretch to four-count them-four hours. Hal-le-lu-jah!!!

Did I do any writing during that time? No. But I was able to tackle several things that had been hanging over my head. And best of all, I relaxed.

Even better, granddaughter woke in a good mood. Sure she'd be awake until midnight, but that didn't matter.

With our men off to Boy Scouts, we hit the pool. After all, with a four hour nap, she needed some wearing out. I got my work out in, she played. Then we worked on some things from her swim lessons. For nearly an hour, she pushed herself, swimming farther, without her floaties, and opening her eyes under water. Every time, she'd come up saying, "I do again."

Finally, we both gave up and came inside. She ate some pizza (did I mention that I didn't have to cook?), watched a short show, then turned the TV off without being told, grabbed her blanket, and informed me she was ready to go to bed. A mere three hours after she woke up!

Sometimes it's just those simple things that can make our day. By the time she woke from her nap, I was refreshed. I'd accomplished something.

Tuesday will be another day. No doubt totally different from today. But God knew I needed today. And I'm beyond thankful that He gave it to me.

What has God done for you lately? Did He orchestrate a perfect day, or paint a beautiful sunset just for you?

Happy Tuesday, y'all.


  1. Mindy,
    It definitely sounded like you had a good day!

    I'm trying to stop and look at my children and take the time to rejoice with them as I know these days will be gone. I'll turn around and my daughter will be in college and my son will be driving and I'll wish for the days when they were little.I think God is in that when I remember that what I think is important at the moment, really isn't and I need to look at my family and remember Who needs to come first. And that's God and them. The rest He will allow to fall into place.

  2. I know you felt good at the end of yesterday! And you've got good reason to. You go girl!

    God recently pointed out to me that I had let praying for His favor over myself and my family's lives fall by the wayside a few months ago. Properly chastised I resumed that morning ritual. A month ago we got a call for a potential client for our business that has made up for a full one-third of our lost business. Last Sunday someone walked up to me and my son and told us both that he had God's favor all over him. And yesterday, the county wide director of my department called me for a job promotion of sorts (now I only have to decide if I'm going to accept the offer). I don't need to say that is not usual way to get a position change in the public school system. Did I mention that I keep winning things, and I usually don't win at drawings and random, pull-your-name-out of hats situations? And, of course, the Genesis...

    I could go on and on, but I won't. All in all, God is AWESOME. If you want interesting things to keep happening, then pray for God's favor.

  3. Christy, it's easy to get bogged down in the little stuff and forget what's really important. We focus on the hear and now. But I'm so glad God sees the big picture.

  4. Dianna, I couldn't help thinking about the verse that says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these thing shall be added unto you." I have to remind myself of that on a daily basis.
    Enjoy those blessings.

  5. Mindy, you described such a glorious day! As a mom with kids who usually never napped more than 45 minutes and totally gave up naps before age 2, I can totally appreciate what you enjoyed!! :)

    I went to bed last night after falling asleep on the couch. Then of course, I couldn't fall asleep in bed. But I was able to think about my next proposal and came up with an opening I love! I worked on it this morning. Such a blessing!

  6. Yay, Missy! I often get some of my best ideas when I can't sleep, as well. I think it's because it's one of the rare times when the house is totally quiet so I can actually hear myself think!

  7. Sounded like a great day! Spring and Summer are wonderful aren't they.

    I'm with Missy though - hard to imagine a 4 hour nap. My daughter gave up naps at about 2 1/2 and by then they were only about an hour. It's amazing how much can be packed into an hour when that's all the time you have though :)

    Hope you have another wonderful day tomorrow!