It’s just my disease

Yesterday was a comedy of errors. Most days are for me but my kiddos are home on school break and as Matt so succinctly and sarcastically put it “I’d forgotten how fun it is to hang out with you, Mom”. But, even when life gets a little crazy there are things to learn and lessons God is teaching us. I wanted to share those with you today.

We started out by going to get our teeth cleaned (regular six month appointment). Now, when I scheduled the appointment for 8:00 on a Monday morning I had forgotten it was on a break. So, the boys were not at all amused at having to get up and out of the house so early while all their Christmas gifts were beckoning for their attention.
This was my first cleaning since I am on blood thinners. Suffice it to say, in the interest of not grossing anyone out, that I felt like a vampire. My gums have started bleeding when I am brushing my teeth but the dentist just seemed to open the floodgates. ICK! And, in typical me fashion, I was laying there thinking “please don’t get any blood on my outfit I do not have time to go home and change”. Yes, I am a tad bit anal retentive LOL

Then we headed to the bank to put the boys Christmas money in their savings accounts. Then on to the pharmacy to pick up the very medicine that caused the red flood earlier in the morning.
Well, when we got back to the car I fumbled around in my purse for my keys- this is nothing new. They always fall to the bottom of the humongo (probably not a word) purses I like to carry. While I am hunting in the bottom of my purse, Matt says “mom- your keys are on the front seat”. “Noooooo”, I cried out. This happens to me often enough that I shouldn’t have been surprised (they refer to this as brain fog in the MS world) but I was. Matt lovingly (I wish you could feel the sarcasm dripping off that word as I type it) reminded me that the movie I had promised to take them to started it 40 minutes, as if I had forgotten. I placed several phone calls to people who weren’t home or weren’t anywhere near where I was.

While I was freaking out in my flesh, Jared was praying. I didn’t know this. As I mentioned I was freaking out. “Mom, I’ll be right back”, he said. I didn’t even look up from scrolling through the numbers on my cell phone as he crossed the street.

He came back in short order and said “everything’s ok”. God sent that policeman over there- he pointed across the parking lot- and he doesn’t have the tool in his car but he is radioing for another guy to come help us.

And don’t feel bad, Mom. It’s just your disease”.

Three minutes later here came the policeman that I wanted to hug who popped open my car with no problem and allowed us to make it to the movie- we didn’t even miss the previews.

“Don’t feel bad, mom. It’s just your disease”.

Jared was referring to MS but yesterday didn’t have as much to do with that as the disease of busyness and I can do it myselfitis that plagues so many of us. I am ashamed to say that my twelve year old thought to pray when I didn’t. And, God came through. As usual!

I pray that God will continue to work in my life to heal me from my diseases- the busyness of life that drives us to distraction, to being distracted from Him and the fierce independent streak that separates me from leaning on His everlasting arms when I should.


  1. He And Me + 3 says:

    Great post. Your boys are sweet. Isn't it nice to just hang out with the kids without school & other activities related to get in the way? I love breaks.

  2. Named Alicia says:

    Great post! I definitely suffer from that disease too. May we both continue to lean on His everlastin arms.

    Thanks for sharing my friend!

  3. Named Alicia says:

    OH and I have been known to lock my keys in the car a time or two 😉

  4. Diana - FreeStyleMama says:

    (((HUGS))) to you! Good post!

  5. Tara @ Feels like home says:

    Great post! Our kids are so astute. Sometimes we need them to figure out things for us, don’t we? 🙂

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