Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So good to know...

Mama's Losin' It

Writer's Workshop Prompt:
10 Reasons why you love your job.

Only I'm changing the prompt a little (well, kind of a lot) because I'm rebellious like that.
And my slightly (well, kind of a lot) tweaked prompt shall be:

My one job.


A strange thing happens when one becomes a small town person, and now I find myself saying things like, "Aww man, I don't want to drive into town today." Into town? Really? Who am I? But this is my reality people. I own it. Because it's true.

Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have to make round trips "into town" and back 20 times a day (slight exaggeration), but I do, across horrid, bumpy dirt roads no less (feel sorry for me yet?).

So sometimes, after picking up one kid and waiting for another to finish music lessons or the like, I hang out "in town" instead of driving back and forth. This process often irritates me because I always have SO MUCH TO DO at home.


But on Monday I was given a gift. While hanging out "in town" watching my kids play at the park a sweet gift flooded my mind and my heart as I heard the Spirit whisper, "This is your one job. The most important job you will ever do."

It wasn't a warning voice as in, "This is your one job so you better not mess it up." But a sweet reminder, a special feeling of permission given to me by a loving Father in Heaven that it was okay for me to put all other things aside because this, my one job, was what mattered the very most.


Now, because of this precious gift, when I am with my kids I am really-- WITH MY KIDS. The need for multitasking is gone. Because after all...


I only have one job.


Erin said...

My aunt still says she is going "into town" and I crack up because she lives in a big city! But when my son pretends to go someplace on his little ride along he tells me he's going into town!

Looks like you have a pretty good job!

Dominique @Dominique's Desk said...

We seldom go "into town" ( Main shopping district) as most of the stuff we need can be found in the neighbourhood shopping malls.. My boys too love stopping by the playground each time we are out.

singedwingangel said...

Came by from Mama's place. I too live in the middle of nowhere. But when we say we are going to town we have to specify. We could be going to 3 different places and usually it's Sterling cause we are even too laid back to put the MOUNT in front of it

Marcie said...

Love the "going into town" thought. Kinda like how I live "downtown". Seriously!?!? The whole town is probably 2 or 3 miles long. And yet I hate going "uptown" to the grocery store. (A whole 3 minutes away from my house.)

And more importantly, you are great at your job!

paige said...

That's a nice voice you hear. It's true, as well. Sometimes you're busy doing to notice you should be being. :)

Rachel said...

Can relate to this in so many ways! I often imagine to myself when I am on my drive to if i was in sj how many times would this be to Wilburs? LAMO I know!
It is hard to slow down and really grasp the whole real job thing! I love when I take them time just to make them happy!

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4boyzmdmom said...

Love it! I'm going to remind myself of that...often!!!

Jessica B said...

Seriously, I am so glad you are so in tune with the Spririt. I apparently need to get my inspiration whispers second hand through your blog posts. Once again I have read something written by you that is just so appropriate for my life. Thank you.