Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One of Those Mornings

I had one of those crazy mornings last week.  I had a meeting scheduled with some women at 10 am and I had a ton of stuff to do before they came over.  I was running around crazy that morning cleaning, getting 2 boys ready and fed, making lunch for my husband, and more cleaning.  Oh, and I was also letting the dough rise so I could make sticky buns.  I learned in a cookbook to put in a bowl of hot water in the oven along with your dough to help in the process of getting it to rise quicker and that's exactly what I did.  I have a white plastic bowl that I always use for this and unfortunately when I turned the oven on to preheat it........................I forgot to take out the plastic bowl. 
And this is what happened to my bowl.  There's one thing I didn't do that morning in the process of getting ready for that meeting.  It's not that I forgot about it but I simply thought I didn't have the time.  I didn't spend time with the Lord in the Word and in prayer.  It would have made my morning a whole lot better...............I wouldn't have been so stressed, short with the kids, and short with my husband.  I may have still melted the plastic bowl but I would have probably laughed about it instead of completely letting it stress me out even more.    What's even worse is that one of my friends that was at my home for the meeting later asked me if something was bothering me during the meeting.  When one hasn't spent time with the Lord I suppose it "shows"! 


Our Family said...

Thanks for being so open and humble, Natalie! I sure can say, "Done that, been there." If I miss my time with the Lord first thing in the morning, my day will show it. More importantly, I will show it in all the worst ways as I interact with my husband and children.


Susan said...

Awww! I understand!

It's great that Jesus is so longsuffering with all of us. He has alot more patience than I do, that's for certain!

Great post Natalie :)

Natalie said...

Thanks ladies, I am so thankful that His mercies are new every morning!!!