Thursday, February 24, 2011

and a bit of ironic humor

We ran out of milk with dinner tonight, so I needed to run to the grocery one more time today. I went alone after the kids were all settling down before bed in their pj's.
While there, I ran into another mom of many who was out shopping by herself and she chuckled "Isn't it therapeutic...just 5 minutes of silence in the grocery store?"
She had no idea, I thought to myself, after today's earlier experience.
I said something silly like "Yep, better than the bathroom...nobody's knocking to get in!"

It had me wondering in the car ride home where other moms find their "5 minutes." Exercise? Prayer? Grocery shopping? A good book? I was imagining the start of something mall walking...only friends meet at the grocery to pick up the essentials, walk a few laps around the store, and catch up over a cup of hot coffee. Hmmm. I might be on to something. Practical, multitasking at it's best? perhaps not. It really is the silence I crave. It's when I can actually hear myself think...better yet, hear what God's thinking.


Sarahbeth Jones said...

I have a couple friends that I'll occasionally go grocery shopping with. By that, I mean, we meet at the store around the same time, chat in the produce section, and then usually go our separate ways. We'll happen to run into each other throughout the store, and chit chat along the way. Plus our kids are similar ages, so they enjoy seeing each other too. 80)

Anonymous said...

That's why I enjoy cleaning--other peoples home that is! ;)

blessed to be a Mom said...

Hey Jami! I am so glad to hear that little Anne is okay. My friend had a startling experience just last week with her 11 year old son. He was walking through their country yard and all of the sudden the yard gave in. By the grace of God he caught himself. They later found out the old well that no one knew was there was 20 to 30 feet deep and full of water. Still gives me chills to think about it. Thank God he is okay, and that God had His hand on Anne today, also. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

We are blessed to have a perpetual adoration chapel around the corner - a very simple one and a gorgeous, ornate one with many relics and stained glass windows just a few minutes away. I think I will sop there today.

If you don't have adoration at your church try to start it, several neighboring churches can help stay with Our Lord. Also family adoration is great!

If adoration isn't possible, just sit in front of the tabernacle for 5, 10 or 15 minutes.

If you can do it, it is life changing.