Monday, November 9, 2009

A Lesson in Mathematics

It has been a long day today. I am not sure I have any funny stories or cute anecdotes for you today.

Equation A = A sleepy mommy does not equal a patient mommy.

Equation B = Tired child(Hudson)+ Not tired child(Leanna)= fights, tears and tattling.

Equation C = One very unhappy baby today (Nolan).

Equation A+B+C = A very unhappy, unorganized, not rested, not well fed Brewer Clan.

It is still a learning curve and I get that. However... I am majorly disappointed and discouraged with myself and a little disappointed in my (older) children today. To be honest though mostly with myself.

Thankfully God's grace and mercy cover today and give me the opportunity for a brand new chance tomorrow. I don't deserve it and I sure as heck haven't earned it but it is there for me nonetheless. Just like tomorrow I will forgive my children and we will start new tomorrow. Hopefully with a little more rest for all parties that needed it today, a better game plan if ugliness should rear its ugly head a gain tonight or tomorrow and a better attitude after a long talk with my God who is letting me start over again.

*Shay B*

1 comment:

Sarah G said...

Amen!! I felt the same way yesterday...I ended the day just feeling defeated and worn down. Thankfully that is not the life God has called us to. My mantra for today is "I alone control my attitude." I"ve had to remember that A LOT lately. It's very easy for me to let me kids or other outside influences totally disrupt me and my day. Most of it I can't do anything about. I'll definitely be praying for you today Shay!!! Hopefully we will both have much better days to report at the end of the day. "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."