Thursday, April 02, 2009

I'm in my jammies at 8:30

Why, you might ask, am I not frantically rushing 4 kiddos between the ages of 3 and 5 out the door, barking orders at them, trying really hard not to be labeled a bad mom by my 'kid' being constantly late?

Why did I get the opportunity to snuggle with my two kiddos this morning as they crawled into bed with me... something we haven't been able to do much in a month (because we've been waking up so early and being up and at em as soon as we get up)? Why did I get to stay in bed until 7:45?

Why am I getting breakfast, which doesn't usually happen on school days? Why will I have the opportunity to bathe Titus this morning? Why are we all in such a better mood today? Why you ask?

She is a beautiful woman, inside and out and I could smoother her with kisses for her kind gestures. Mrs. Lauri! Mrs. Lauri is our church secretary and a dear friend to many. She loves people, and she definitely loves to help people. This is the woman you want to answer the other end of the phone when you call the church because she's always got a kind voice and a kind word.

Mrs. Lauri also has a daughter that goes to the same school as Logan. She assured me up and down that it wouldn't be an imposition at all for her to swing by and pick up Logan on the way to drop Lindsey off at school. It's maybe a 2 minute detour. A 2 minute detour for her that will save my sanity as I don't have to start every day out on the wrong foot. Some days, when we don't have somewhere else we need to be, I might even get to have a super-leisurely start to my day.

And, we all know leisurely starts make me happy. And when mama's happy, every one's happy! A well-rested, well-fed, snuggled with mommy is best for everyone, and this will go a long way to help me accomplish those aforementioned goals.



SaraJane G Campbell said...

I like this Mrs. Lauri...she is being a friend to you in a way that I wish I could do all the way from NJ. But alas I could not so instead I prayed all the way from NJ for someone else to come along and here she is. Yeah, God is good! Now if only he could send a friend like you here.

By the way my sister n law and I were at the grocery store and she said "hey that looks like your friend from Oregon." I said, who Robyn (since you are the only one she knows, because she knows you from facebook) and she said "yes". When I looked, the girl was the same height, build, same hair color, and I thought...could it be that she surprised me and came all the way to NJ to visit. Then I saw her car and realized it was a NJ license plate and it wasn't a rental. Besides you would never drive crazy. Have a great day friend.

The Elliotts said...

Hey Robyn! It's Megan, writing from my new blog (and Josh's too!) I'm just letting everyone know so they can change their URL's for my blog. Have a great weekend!