Saturday, September 26, 2009

Just another thing my neighbors know about me

This morning we are tearing it up around the house.
It's birthday party day.
But, somehow, it seems that all of the duties of getting ready for fiesta time have fallen to my lot. I'm going fast. I'm attacking each job with vigor. I'm attacking stains on the floor. And then I'm attacking family members as I realize that all this violence on house cleaning is a solo project.
So, I yell.

And not that "Help! I need somebody" type of yell.

Two-year-old temper tantrum type yell. I'm at my rope's end.

And then I pause and I remember...

God is using every circumstance to conform me to the image of His dear Son. Well, of course, I remembered this.

Right after I remembered that our windows were open and our neighbors are doing lawn work today.


Shaun and Holly said...

That reminds me of the time when one of our children was sent to their bedrooms for 10 minutes and yelled like they were being attacked. ALL THE WINDOWS .WERE OPEN...and the neighbors most certainly heard it. I was surprised that the police were not called (but I was very very happy that they were not)! lol lol

Amy said...

there are so many days I've been yelling and stopped mid yell realizing there may be people listening!..only to be reminded it's those little ears I was damaging...ugh!
Happy B day party day!

Brambleberry said...

I have lived this very moment. I'm sure your neighbor's have been in your shoes once or twice themselves. :)

(Hope you had a lovely birthday!)

Tamatha said...

I can't count the number of times Tom and I have stopped shut the windows!lol