Friday, November 10, 2006
Singing in the Shower
Most people sing in the shower - not me - I pray. Hey, I know it sounds corny, but I don't get up early enough to spend time praying quietly in a corner somewhere so I use my shower time to the fullest!! This morning, however, God was barged in on.....many times. I am standing in the shower - enjoying the scalding hot water, steam rising, quiet, solitude and beginning to talk to God when the door bursts open and in comes Aaron, "Mom, does this match?" Now you and I both know that there is no way to see out from behind a closed shower door, but he obviously didn't realize that and was surprised when I told him he'd have to ask someone else or wait for me to get done. I am getting back to my shower, when, BANG - the door flies open again - this time Chloe - - "Mommy - Drum!!!" I didn't even need to open the shower door to know that she had drug her drum with her into the bathroom and proceeded to serenade me. We got through a few bongs on the bongos and I directed her to the door, encouraging her, "Go find your boys." (that's what she calls her brothers). Off she goes - barely out the door and in comes Caleb, "Which sleeves do we wear today - long or short??" Ok, I'll cut him a little slack on that one - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we were in the 80's and were wearing short sleeves, but today we woke up to 2 or 3 inches of snow - need I say more?!?!? I told him to look out the window! Ahhhh, back to my shower (which, so my mom doesn't panic) was almost over by this point. (You have to know that as kids we were timed in the shower - no wasting water for us!!!) Just a last rinse of the hair and I was done - not so fast though - as in comes Chloe again. "Oh Danny Boy - the pipes are calling!!" You got it - she was singing "Oh Danny Boy" - now really, we do not even listen to that song, but Joe feels he must pester the rest of us by singing it at the top of his lungs while we are driving in the car!! Needless to say, the parrot in our house picked it up and now sings it whenever she wants a good laugh! Ok, I had a good laugh too but I have to apologize - God did not get His (or my) "quality time" this morning as early as He should have ~ maybe tomorrow's shower will be better!!
When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.