Thursday, October 23, 2008

Anybody want a waffle?

Ok so we are promised never to have more than we can handle.  I believe that-sometimes I am a bit wobbly though.  Where to begin... I have been quite neglectful in house keeping over the last year or so- call it depression, busy, lazy (combination really).  Anyway the house is beyond a disaster and I am not good at asking for help nor is it any ones problem but mine.  I am willing to take control.  However today I got to my most wobbly ever.  The problem: 9 years ago when the house was being built someone with a nail gun hit a pipe from the air conditioner drain pipe.  This caused a teeny-tiny leak that has been going for 9 years!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now I have no flooring in part of my downstairs and 3 holes in my walls.  To add to that the enormous mess of the house looks even worse.  Not to mention the amount of money it will take to repair all of it.  Funny thing is Nick the guy from the plumbing company has been to my house twice in less than a year- He knows a lot about my family and kids and even asked how my newborn was.  Great company if you ever need a plumber.  So I am cleaning out the laundry room (really moving the mess to the garage) that is where they originally thought the leak was and I find a whole waffle behind the dryer.  Now I ask you how in the world does a whole waffle get behind the dryer.  There is no room between the washer and dryer to get back there.  I am throwing stuff around as the flooring people are pulling up the new floor that was installed in April of this year and waiting for the plumber - I am bawling my eyes out because I feel I can not handle another thing thrown my way when I find this waffle.  I instantly started to laugh.  You see the only way for it to get back there is if someone threw it back there.  A flying frisbee or something?!  Who knows?!  It just reminded me that there is more to life than money, plumbing issues, dirty houses, laundry etc...  My children are healthy and happy!  That is what matters.  That is what matters.  If I died tonight and you came to my house and saw the mess you might think geez what happened here.  But if you dug down deep into the hearts of my family you would find them full of the love that I have tried to bestow upon them!  They are my life!  They are the blessing that God has given me!  So the next time you find yourself wobbling under the pressure ask yourself- Hey, maybe I need a waffle!  : )  May God bless you today right now where you are.  By the way I will post pictures when it is all said and done.  Right now I have a really hard yucky waffle to frame tee-hee!

4 comments:

Court Me Tennis said...

Remember when Alex squirted that entire bottle of strawberry syrup all the kitchen and Drake?? This waffle ranks up there with that moment. When you think you can't take one more bit of bad news or one more problem or one more mess. Suddenly, God throws a waffle behind your dryer and you laugh your ass off and hug your kids. I love you!

D'Lyn said...

True confession time: I really don't like waffles, so I through it back there the last time I visited. I wondered how long it would take you to find it!

JulieC said...

Bless you. I may be asking for a waffle in the next couple of weeks, since I have my own emotional weeble wobble going. :) Thanks for the necessary reminder that earthly possessions are just temporary!

Deborah said...

What a great post, and what a great "phrase" to remind yourself when things get overwhelming. I haven't found a waffle, but I did find 4 dried up, rock-hard prunes thrown behind our office desk, courtesy of my 8 year old, who told me he had eaten them. He refused to eat veggies so I made him eat prunes. How smart I thought I was and how little I truly do know. heehee