Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bed Time

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, “I’m tired, and it’s getting late, I think I’ll go to bed.

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches, rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for tomorrow night’s supper, checked the levels of the cereal boxes, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table, and set the coffeepot for brewing the next morning.

She then transferred some wet clothes from the washer to dryer, put a load of clothes into the wash and secured a button.

She picked up the newspaper strung on the floor, gather the game pieces left on the table, and put the telephone book back into the drawer.

She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket, and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and for the textbook out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for free and, address and stamp the envelope, and wrote a quick list for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

Mom then creamed her face, put on moisturizer, brush and floss your teeth, and trimmed her nails.

Hubby called, “I thought you were going to bed.”

“I’m on my way,” she said.,

She put some water into the dog's dish and let the cat out, then made sure the doors were locked. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out a bedside lamp, hung up the shirt, through some dirty socks in the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one still up doing homework.

Once in her own room, she set the alarm, late at clothing for the next day, and straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her list of things to do for tomorrow.

About that time, the heat turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular,” I'm going to bed. “ And he did.

A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted. Adrianne Rogers

doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith. Paul Tillich

faith is not shelter against difficulties, but belief in the face of all contradictions. Paul Tournier