It was a normal Saturday morning, everything was calm and peaceful, just kidding.
To be honest that scenerio is never a normal Saturday morning in a home with 3 boys. And on top of it today, in general, was definitely not a normal Saturday.
Let’s get some background that leads up to today! Last Saturday, I promised my 11 year old son Deaven that we would go to Sam’s Club this Saturday, which is today, to get free samples! Little bite sized pieces of heaven that taste completely different once you buy them and get them home!
Who doesn’t like that?! All this week we have had amazing weather in the 60s and 70s. When I woke up this morning after a week full of perfect weather it was snowing outside. SNOWING!
But, a little snow was not going to keep me from the promise I made my 11 year old son!
As we were about to leave my husband informs me that he will be taking my oldest son to the gym. So now I have the unique responsibility of taking my five year old along with me to Sam’s Club, mind you, on a crowded Saturday, to indulge in some samples as well.
From the moment we pull up to Sam’s Club I had a feeling that we were going to have a rough trip. We got out the car and began walking through the parking lot through the Snow-Rain, that’s what my 5 year old calls it, and then I remembered I left my purse inside the car.
We go back and I told my son to hold the cart that my five-year-old was sitting it. As I reach in to grab my purse I put my hand on the booster seat and then it flys up and bust my bottom lip like a foot to a rake. As my lip begins to swell I close the door and walk towards my sons and I think oh boy this is going to be fun.
As we’re walking through the snow turning into rain I can barely keep my focus because the hat connected to my jacket is too big and covers my eyes… So, I’m trying to push the basket with one hand and hold my hat up with the other hand. If anybody has ever pushed a Sam’s Club card you know it’s almost as tall as me and hard to manage with 2 hands. I’m sure that was a sight for the people around me to watch.
For the typical Mom a trip walking through the store getting a ton of free samples alone is an absolute dream for us. This was not that kind of trip! It was filled with dropping forks, crying, cheese falling on the ground, standing up in the cart and spilling drink samples all over the place.
I was ready to go… But, my 11 year old was dying of thirst… So, we went to get pizza and a drink for him from the food court.
To top this trip off while in line, my five year old, who has allergies, ended up getting a nose bleed and it bleed the whole portion of the time we were waiting for the pizza to get done…
Now I’m in a trying situation. I’m trying to stop the nose bleeding while directing my 11year old on how to get a drink from the machine and all while they were calling my number to get my food!
People were staring I was having a hot flash. And feeling a little short and overwhelmed… BUT we made it.
Once we left to the car… It was no longer Snow-Raining.
We got all the stuff in the car, everybody got their Pizza and began to eat. As I was driving through the parking lot, I looked into the rearview mirror and seen my two amazing boys that were perfectly at peace eating their Pizza enjoying their time with their mom. I told my boys I had a really good time with them today and they brighten up my life.
I again had to remind myself that life is not always easy, they’re going to be times where I feel overwhelmed, but like when we exited the store and there was no more rain… it will not always be raining trials with my kids and I was able to see the Rainbow shine through the smiles of my children in the back seat.
So, Mama’s I say to you today: Yeah, it’s going to be frustrating sometimes, it will be overwhelming sometimes, but keep pushing because you got little eyes looking at you, looking up to you, loving you, and just enjoying the time that they have with you. So, I say unto you enjoy the ride smile… you may have some frustrating moments, you may even fail in the midst of it… but always remember to end well with apologies, I love you’s and plenty of snuggles and kisses!
Lastly, through it all we can find peace in the arms of Jesus!
Psalms 61:2 says, From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.