Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cleaning House

Someone (I don't remember right now) suggested passing the time by cleaning. Wonderful suggestion -- she must have been peeking in my windows. *smile* It might be helpful if she would suggest working.

So, to pass time today I took on the stairway. They are cleaner than they have been in YEARS. I got my Mr. Clean eraser and took all the spots off the paint and the trim and the risers (where, apparently our feet are black and rubbing off on them), then took a soapy rag and cleaned all the walls and treads. WHOO HOO - productivity. I followed the stairway with the entrance hall, cleaning the door, glass on doors and side windows, cleaning the air conditioning return vent and the furniture in the entry way. Before the day is over I might have 10 or 12 sq ft clean (haha). There are two loads of laundry done and two or three more to go. I'm on a ROLL people.

While I was thinking about how these steps couldn't get any cleaner if I sandblasted them, I realized that somewhere on the other side of the world, a judge will awaken, go about his morning routine, go to work and shuffle papers on his desk. He might drink coffee, might don a robe (do they wear robes there in court??) and go to the court room. There, in our coordinator's hands will be a file with our dossier -- all those papers we painstakingly gathered before we saw her face, gathered in hope and love and excitement. I'm sure the judge has already reviewed the files. At some point, he will hear her "case" and sign a form and voila with little other flourish, a child's life, a family's life, a community, and our world will be forever changed. When I get up each day, I never stop to think about the one small thing I do that day that might just change my world and someone else's life -- forever. The magnitude of it all is amazing. Our God is truly, truly a mastermind whose thinking is beyond measure. I am amazed everytime I stop to think of all He controls.

Josh and I were singing today on the way back from visiting my grandmother. In all honesty, I was probably the only one singing -- he was likely rolling his eyes. No, wait, he was playing with his newly acquired Whoopie Cushion (not to be confused with Elizabeth's Whoopie Pies, which I just learned about today -- more on that later). Anyway, I'm off topic. I was singing, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" and I got to the verse about "He's got the little bitty babies in His hands" and it just was such a peaceful reminder that He has my "little bitty baby" in His hands right now. It will be fine. If court is tonight or two nights from now, it will be fine. I won't admit that I'll like it but it will be fine.

Off to do more cleaning ....

I never finished this post and since then, I've totally cleaned the living room, re-arranged all the furniture and dusted (well, almost all of the furniture). I've cooked a large dinner and I'm still feeling a bit energetic. It's now 7:35 a.m. in Kryg and the day is starting.

Hoping for good news tomorrow.

AND.... tomorrow is the first day back to school (half-day) for Josh. More to report on that subject tomorrow.


Betsy said...

WOW!!! Impressive!!!! If you have any more nervous energy, I'd be willing to fly you to Texas to help me out. Bryan tends to live like a bachelor on the weeks when I'm on business trips :)

I am praying, praying and praying some more for you - thinking everytime I see the clock about what time it is in Kyrg.

I can't wait to hear how everything goes and I'm sending hugs your way.


janiece said...

Geez, I've got a house for you to clean in Wisconsin! I wish I had you ambition.
Praying for good news!