Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Mad Fat Woman Gives Her Kids A Bath

Here we are back in Zambia......tonight around dinner time the lights went out and the water went off.  Here I had 3 FILTHY kids and a pot of boiling water to deal with.  (pasta was on the menu)  After a slight moment of UGH I did what any mom in a pinch would do.....pulled out the peanut butter and started praying for a creative way to bath the kids.  You see, tomorrow is their first day back as school.  PRAISE THE LORD....RAISE THE ROOF AND SHOUT HALLELUJAH!!!  
As we sat around a candle enjoying our peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches and dwelling on the thought “Jesus do I have to get them up at 5:30 am to bath them before school?” , the thought occurred to me, THE HOT WATER HEATER IS FULL AND READY TO GO!!!!!!!  And the reserve bucket we keep for emergencies is FULL!  YEAH! So, happily, I piled one kid after another into the tub, washed the grim off their adorable bodies and realized that there wasn’t enough for Luis to take a bath.  Wouldn’t you know it, low and behold at that moment, the lights flicker on like creation and BOOM the water starts flowing out of the taps like a beautiful mountain spring.  
Whats the point Myranda?  Well, I will tell you.....and this may sound elementary to some, but I was reminded of how much Jesus cares about the little things in my life.  He knew it was important to me that I be able to bath my kids and have them ready and prepared for tomorrow.  He knew that Luis can’t go to sleep with out taking a shower.  I like to take mine in the morning.  
So, despite weird earthquakes and hurricanes hitting NYC, Jesus hasn’t forgotten about the details of our lives!  Isn’t that comforting?  He is GOING TO TAKE CARE OF US!!!
And to those of you who would like to know about my weight loss journey, I have lost 5 pounds, although my mom says it looks like more...dunno, I just know that the size 16 jeans I bought in the “womans” (that is pc for BIG LADY) section in macy’s now need a belt YEAH!!!!  (and I have to put the belt on the 3rd hole)  AND I noticed on the airplane back to zambia that I had to TIGHTEN my seat belt!  On the way home in May I filled the entire belt, there was no slack to pull.  YEAH!!!  

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