It’s 8:30 p.m. I layed out my running clothes, shoes, and IPOD. I am very competitive and since I’ve gotten this Nike+ System I am soo motivated to get out and run! You can set up challenges on Nike’s website and it’s really fun to “run” with Dionne again (and the other girlies too).
5:53 a.m. Alarm goes off and Zach is up and moving around already. I get him dressed, fed, and ready for the bus stop.
6:42 a.m. We head to the bus stop wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait…… It’s 7:10 and there is NO sign of this bus! How could it just NOT come?! I imagined that the crazy kids probably used a baseball bat to slug the bus driver, tied her up with duck tape, and then proceeded to go on a joy ride… hmm.. maybe not. I’m getting angry b/c 1. It’s really cold and 2. If I’m going to catch Dionne on the challenge I need to run at LEAST 4 miles today and tomorrow.
7:15 a.m. I’m backing out of the driveway to take Zach to school. We live in a “busines” district so traffic is crazy on the way to the school. Great now it’s raining.. even if I had time to run the sensor on my shoe might get wet and I can’t afford to mess it up. I’m irate at this point. Still waiting in traffic. As I wave to my son through the van window I realized I didn’t even kiss him goodbye. I was so involved in my crazy little non-important problem I missed kissing him goodbye. 🙁 Right then, a song came on the radio by Trace Adkins. “You’re gonna miss this. You’re gonna want this back.” My eyes struggled to keep the tears in as I realized I only get a short period of bus stops and school drives before they are grown up.
My last blog was on this same subject. I seem to “catch” myself taking this period of motherhood for granted. I quickly got over being aggravated and thought… “Ah well. I don’t get to run. I don’t get to run. I’ll go home, grab my cup of coffee, and blog about it.” I said a short prayer while I was driving just thanking God for my sweet son, for his wonderful teachers, for that awesome bus driver who probably broke down somewhere, for all the kids that were running late that day, and the moms that are or were feeling as frazzled as me this morning.
I got home and was thinking Brian would probably have 1 minute to kiss me goodbye before he had to leave for work. I was wrong. He knew I was dissappointed when I walked in the door so he decided to go in late so I can go on that run. The problem was the rain. I don’t have a pouch for my sensor yet and I didn’t want it to get wet and get ruined. I decided it was just drizzling and if I stayed close to the house I could run in if need be. I mean, I’m not a sugar cube. I won’t dissolve in the rain! I only got in a little over a mile, but, for some reason, it was more satisfying knowing I prayed that little prayer beforehand.
If you’re “frazzled” today, if you’re exhausted, if you’re “fit to quit” (Jean Stockdale saying), if you’re a stressed out, sleepy eyed Momma who just needs a day off………. You’re not alone. I prayed for all you sweet Momma’s in my life. 🙂
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