What a day! There’s gymnastics practice three days per week for four hours each day. There’s synchronized swim team practice three days per week, sometimes four, for an hour and a half each day. Then there is track practice three days per week, soon to be five, for an hour to two hours each day.
These activities all occur after a full school day, with a few practices sprinkled into the weekend. They fit in between ministry meetings at church and follow-up leadership responsibilities such as planning events, sending emails, drafting agendas, etc. These activities also dictate the availability of quality time with each child and, of course, we can’t forget quality time with my husband. These activities don’t replace responsibilities such as grocery shopping, meal preparation, laundry, and other household chores.
Trying to describe this schedule to someone is exhausting but it really works. Every ounce of it makes sense and fits together just like pieces of a puzzle. Reflecting on the organized chaos reminds me of how the peace of God transcends the earth. It’s during the waiting periods that I am able to study and meditate on God’s word. It’s during the waiting periods that I am able to reflect, uplift, encourage, and empower myself through my writing. It’s during these moments that I am constantly reminded of Romans 8:28. Specifically, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
It may seem like too much to handle but I love every minute of it. This practice schedule is a part of God’s plan for me at this point in my life. He has blessed and trusted me with three beautiful children to watch over and protect. As long as I am obedient and I follow the schedule He has set before me, God will continue to open doors and paths for me. He has truly worked some things out for me to accomplish this task. I know, without a doubt, that He is working things out for my good.
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