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Friday, September 07, 2007

A Tender Mercy

I started freaking out a little today.

I mean, I have a million and one things going on in my life right now. I was freaking out about how much time I am having to spend out of the home and away from my kids for the next little bit. I feel like I'm in something of a bind, because we're desperate for the fundage, and I am blessed with the abilities and the opportunities I am. But, the mother in me is conflicted.

So, I had my little freak-out session, and then I went and took a shower. Because the shower is one of the best places for me to think through things, since I'm not bombarded by life (kids) in there. And, also, I just really needed to take a shower.

While I was thinking, I decided that my life would be so much easier if I could give up teaching one of my lessons. Nothing against that particular student, but the time her lesson is scheduled gives me great stress, and it's the only possible time she can come. I guess all the hot water made me realize that the money I was getting from this lesson was not worth the extreme stress it was causing me. I started trying to think of ways I could "fire" her. I've never actually done that before, and it's not something I really want to make a habit of doing, so I was at a loss. Even after all that thinking, I couldn't come up with any bright ideas, so I got out of the shower and got dressed.

Not a minute after I came out of my bedroom, the phone rang. Guess who was calling?

The mother of the same student I needed to drop.

She was calling to quit.

I breathed a huge sigh of relief, and gave an even bigger prayer of thanks for yet another tender mercy.

Yes, my Heavenly Father loves me.


  1. So tender and sweet. Yes, He does love you.

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  3. I love those tender mercies:)

  4. Yes He does love you and so do I!

  5. Isn't God's timing perfect?? Now, if I would only remember this when I am being impatient about somethng! LOL

  6. That is SUCH a great story!!!!!

  7. SHUT UP...
    that really is a sa-weet story.
    And moms' live that conflict continually.
    It's in our breeding. :)

  8. It seems to me that Heavenly Father was preparing you to be able to handle having the student drop since your thinking was from the money side at first. What a blessed life though. Great timing for you. Now, if you could just start worrying about how you'd handle it if the government forgave all of your student loans...

  9. Audrey had me laughing...I think about our student loans all the time. I really believe he ( OUR Heavenly Father) helps us out in so many ways.

  10. How Awesome for you!!! I'm glad that stress is gone!!!

  11. Wow-what a cool blessing. I hear you on the kid stuff. I think that will always be a struggle no matter how much "time" we have with them.