Isn't it amazing how toddlers can thwart the best laid plans?
Take this morning for example: It's 9:15 and I'm getting ready to head out to Bible Study. Right before I go to put Luke in his coat & head out the door, I realize he's laid a doody.
We rush upstairs, I wrestle Luke to the ground, remove the dirty diaper and cover his bottom with the Magic Stick. He's screaming and crying, so I toss Luke the Magic Stick in attempts to distract him long enough to try and snap on a clean diaper.
Now it's 9:27. Bible study starts at 9:30.
I HATE being late.
I rush downstairs with Luke in my arms, totally oblivious to the fact that he's removed the top to the Magic Stick. I set him down in the den, rush over to the coat closet, toss on my coat and grab the little man's jacket. By this time he has totally disappeared from view, so I call his name in my I am not happy right now mom voice.
"Luke? Luke! COME HERE LUKE!"
I finally discover my runaway child in a corner of the kitchen, using his teeth to scrape off layers of Magic Stick diaper balm like it's a popsicle. Yes, you read that right. My kid was eating booty balm, booty balm that I use only after dirty diaper changes.
I tried to use a washcloth and wipe Luke's teeth and tongue, totally disgusted by the fact that germs from Luke's booty are now all over his mouth. This resulted in a screaming child, throwing a fit on the floor and me equally as frustrated with the unfolding situation. We finally got into our coats and made it into the car. While I was driving to bible study I had a good laugh about it all, thinking
Thank God it's organic.
Yes, motherhood is hard.
And even harder for planners like me,
who like to control every aspect of our lives.
Philippians 1:6 says,
"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."
I thank God that I'm a work in progress,
a project that he's not going to forget about.
I thank God that he won't give up on me,
even when I want to give up in my own life.
I thank God for his promises and His grace.
and that the diaper balm was organic.