day 306: a day in the life

Bed at 1 a.m. and up at 4:40.   I finished typing up my lesson plans and showered before heading to my Summer Practicum assignment 15 minutes away.  The day went well, and I was pleased.  My educational law class was starting yesterday at 4 p.m., so my decision at 12:30 was whether I should go straight to campus and work, or come home and rest.  5 minutes down the road the warm black leather in my car convinced me I needed a nap more than I realized, so I turned eastward toward home.  Geo was waiting for me with lunch made with a smile.  I ate, and was promptly tucked in for a 2-hour nap before my next engagement.  I think he loves me.

At the end of my long day yesterday, I pulled into my driveway around 5:45 pm and came inside to find my two youngest boys boys playing video games with a good friend.  Earlier in the day they and their dad, who was at a directors' meeting for a playhouse he is affiliated with, had climbed to the Y in Provo, and they were enjoying some down time.  Hi, Momfriend, said #3.  I smiled and put my bag down to greet them before heading into the clean kitchen, which had been shepherded over by my men.

Thankfully I had made much too much chicken and rice over the weekend, so I took it from the oven and put it into the stove to warm while I loaded a few glasses into the dishwasher.  Out my back sliding doors I could see the thick green grass a wet Spring had allowed, and the tall trees that we are blessed with here in this almost-seventy year old neighborhood.

It was then, in this little split-second, that I felt it.  A warm confirmation ran through me, very physically, letting me know that I am loved by my Heavenly Father.  That my life is right and good.  And I took a deep breath and stood over the sink for a moment, soaking it in.


Welcome to the Garden of Egan | June 22, 2010 at 7:20 AM

Beautiful thoughts my friend. I'm glad you got to recharge with a power nap!

CiCi | June 22, 2010 at 7:32 AM

So good when you know that you know what you know!!!

Connie | June 22, 2010 at 7:38 AM

With all your stress and obligations, you need that confirmation that you're loved.

Lara Neves | June 22, 2010 at 7:57 AM

So comforting to read this.

Robin | June 22, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Sounds like a lovely day.

Kimberly Vanderhorst | June 22, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Oh those moments. I think my personal definition of heaven is moment after moment like that, all strung together. Always knowing that. Always feeling that. How marvelous.

Barbaloot | June 22, 2010 at 12:44 PM

How wonderful that you were able to recognize and understand that feeling when it came---despite the long day and the plans ahead.

Unknown | June 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Yum. I love your blog. And I've been there, too. Isn't it wonderful to be in a loving, healthy family? I think sometimes we fuss so much over not making others feel bad we forget to celebrate the blessings we have.

Charlotte | June 22, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I love the snapshots of your day culminating in such a wonderful feeling. You really made it come to life and helped me feel that same love. Thanks!

Anonymous | June 22, 2010 at 11:49 PM

Nice feeling! I get a lot of my conversing with Heavenly Father done over the dishes myself. Great time to meditate/pray/think.

Luann | June 24, 2010 at 8:27 AM

I love how you highlight these quintessential moments.

Heidi | June 24, 2010 at 5:12 PM