Announcement Time!

Put down your bulletins and watch the big screens.  (A little church chat for ya.)  I’ve been gone this last week to the D6 conference which I cannot say enough great words and reports about.  It was outstanding.  BUT, here’s the announcement part:  This is the first trip I’ve gone on in almost 16 years where I left my husband ALONE with the children and I didn’t leave instructions… or a list… or reminders… or premade meals.  It was just like leaving for a real trip like a real person… not a mother!  And when I got home, everyone looked like they were fed, including the dog and fish, my plants were perky and the house was clean!  Of course, I haven’t glanced at homeschool work yet, but I’ll leave that for Monday morning.  It was quite refreshing, I might add. 

And if THAT isn’t a God-send by itself, I came home to a husband who is now fully functioning on the washing machine and dryer!  There is a God in heaven still performing miracles in my house!  A God of the here and now.  A twentieth century God still working in men’s lives. 

It did my heart good to hear these words from Rickey’s lips, “This washer is really easy.  You only have to push two buttons! And the dryer dries the clothes in less than 30 minutes!”  Wow!  Wowzers!  Wow-a-rama!  Tell me something I don’t know, you big laundry-doing piece of eye-candy.  I wonder which kid taught him these magical laundry secrets?  Because I KNOW he didn’t read the manual! 

It’s good to be home where I can sit in my work-out clothes all day with my hair standing on end and no one cares.  Back to real-life love and acceptance.  Home Sweet Home!

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6 Responses to “Announcement Time!”

  1. Ed Says:

    I’m glad ou are back also. It is good to hear that Rick has learned the fine art of doing laundry. Way to go Rick.

  2. Ed Says:

    I’m glad you are back also. It is good to hear that Rick has learned the fine art of doing laundry. Way to go Rick.

  3. Jill Says:

    You’re right, Ed. It’s worth saying twice!!

  4. Kristen Benson Says:

    Love this post. Fantastic.

  5. Kelly Says:

    I read “Announcement Time” & did not expect an announcement about laundry!! I totally got excited thinking a Zaza announcement!! :o) I know you can’t wait to make the Zaza announcemnt, as much as we wish we could make a GG announcement :o) Hopefully soon!

  6. Jennie C. Says:

    I remember the crazy detailed list you made when you sent Baby Keeve to Canada with Rick. I couldn’t believe it.

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