As I worked I noticed it started to rain. It just kept raining. Would it ever stop? I came downstairs to finally get something to eat and it seemed extra hot in the living room. I yelled out to anyone who would listen, complaining of how hot it was down here. I walked into the kitchen, opened the freezer and stuck my head inside. While inside I grabbed some hotdogs and zapped them in the microwave. I turned and notice my mom was getting frustrated. She was putting up my curtains and was having a hard time with the curtain rods. She needed my help but of course, I had to get back to my work. I was so behind. She sighed and I gave in.
Now I am really behind. I inhaled my hotdog and ran back upstairs. I will never catch up. I continued to work feverishly all day. Then the phone rang. An old friend called to say hi. We talked and talked and talked and I got even more behind. Then I remember I promised my mom we would watch the "Next Design Star" on TV. I went to turn on the TV and the cable was messing up. Uggg! Arg! I yelled out in my frustration... I am so sick of Time Warner Cable. I watched the show with my mom and quickly ran back up stairs after after inhaling yet another hotdog. I am so behind, so behind!
Then an email came that caught my eye. I stopped. I couldn't breathe. A friend, a sister in Christ that I had served along side for many years had lost her battle with cancer. She was now with Jesus. My church asked for prayers for her husband. I put my head down and cried. All day long I complained about the stupidest things. I spent little time with God. I ate horribly unhealthy food due to my haste. I even rush through my time with my mom.
Dear Lord, I am sorry. I had a wonderful day. You woke me up. You allowed my brain, my legs and my computer to work. You fed me and clothed me. Your rained on my yard so my flowers would grow. You gave me a mom who loves spending time with me. You had a great and awesome sister in Christ call me. Lord, forgive me for complaining, for getting aggravated over stupid things. For rushing through the day and forgetting what is truly important. Today was a wonderful day because you were in it Lord. Thank you Lord.
To Nancy Clark, you will be missed by so many. Thank you for serving and loving the Lord by example. I know you are with Jesus, in no more pain. Amen.
There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you.