Lastnight Caleb asked me to read to him one of my favorite childhood books. He brought it to me and at first I thought, "Perfect! This book just about sums up how I've felt the last several weeks!" The book is called Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Written by Judith Viorst. Have you read it? If not, you should! It is very cute and always makes me and the boys laugh!
Here is a summary of the book:
Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has... He wakes up with gum in his hair, he trips on a skateboard, and then he accidentally drops his sweater in the sink - all before breakfast! Alexander can already tell - it's going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!
Alexander's day continues to go downhill as he gets smushed in the car on the way to school, his teacher doesn't like his drawing of an invisible castle, and Paul doesn't want to be his friend anymore. There's no dessert for lunch, there's lima beans for dinner, and even worse: there's kissing on television! It's enough to make you want to move to Australia! It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!
At the end of the book Alexander's mom tells him that some days are like that.....even in Australia!
Australia was sounding very good to me too, until Alexander's mom reminds us that we can have bad days(or weeks!), wherever we may be. Oh well!
Although I have had a tough time emotionally over the last few weeks, I see the sun coming up over the horizon. I know that warmer weather is just around the corner and I know that bad moods can't last forever! Plus, my mom just retired this week.....Congrats Mom!!!, and she has promised me that she will come over and help with Gavin so that I can get out and do some fun things with the boys this summer. And, she said that she would come over so that we could take walks together, so that I wouldn't feel so lonely. And, Joel's mom just called and said that between her and my mom they could learn to care for Gavin and all of his equipment that he comes with, so that Joel and I can get away for our anniversary next month! Not to mention, I have already started feeling better after Sunday's sermon at church and knowing that this life is short and the best is yet to come! Until then, I will just look at this sweet face, because he always makes me smile! (Unless he is having a seizure, which makes me sad to see. But, so far he hasn't had anymore seizures that I've seen since the 3 that he had on Saturday!) Praise the Lord!
And, If these things don't work, THEN I'll consider moving to Australia! :)
"I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth — Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD." Psalm 40:1-3