Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Vomit Comet

Did my title catch your attention?  I'll try not to be too graphic.  If you are a mom, then this will not phase you.  If you are a dad, this will not phase you.  If you are not a parent, you may want to read with caution.  I have trained my son well.  If he wakes up in the middle of the night, he knows to go to his dad's side of the bed.  Lest you think poorly of me, my daughter comes to my side of the bed.  Sometimes I hear my son come in, but most of the time I don't.  EXCEPT when you here these words "I've got diarrhea!"  Straight up out of the bed I hop and usher him to his bathroom.  It's there that I realize, he had vomited, not had diarrhea.   What a relief right?  (If you aren't a parent, then you are thinking, 'how is that a relief?')  That day had been my son's 7th birthday party.  I think he had a little too much chocolate and excitement.  When you have kids, you just have to deal with the bodily fluids.  It's a fact.  How you deal, is another story.

In Beth Moore's "Daniel" bible study she says she would wake her girls up in the morning by saying "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!"  Now, I'm not a morning person, so I don't see myself doing that.  But what I DID find myself doing while I was starting at "The Vomit Comet" was singing.  I started singing, "This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made.  I will rejoice, I will rejoice, and be glad in it, and be glad in it!"  My husband is laughing at me and I start smiling.  I mean really.  It is kind of funny that this party that my son planned for a year ended with a 3am linen change and shower.  As I'm remaking his bed I start praying, "Thank you that my son has a second set of clean sheets, thank you that he has a bed to sleep in, thank you that he woke us up!"  By this point, I'm not mad, I'm not frustrated, I'm joyful!

Praise God that I did this one right (I do so many wrong).  Is there a situation that you can praise Him for bringing into your life right now?

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