“So goes Monday, so goes the week!” are the words of wisdom spoken by my Grandma Mary nearly every Monday when I stopped after school and then as an adult on my way to work. I might have heard what she was saying yet I didn’t listen or understand until much later.
My moody and cynical side heard, as miserable and terrible or as wonderful and joyful my Monday might be will determine the rest of my week. BUT today I believe this to mean something completely different. I’m ashamed to say this came to me today after reading a couple prayers and Scriptures during my lunch break.
I think what my Gram was actually saying was that it was my choice in how I respond to life. Even if Monday might be miserable and terrible I still have the opportunity to turn it around so it doesn’t ruin my entire week. Instead of letting a manic Monday get me down I need to lift my head up and purpose to seek out the joy and wonderfulness each day has to offer.
How was my Monday? I woke slowly to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the smile on our daughter’s face. I found myself saying aloud as the coffee blended with the creamer “So goes Monday, so goes the week.” Ambition and motivation were lacking so I went through our morning routine with an array of thoughts, prayers, and questions controlling my brain.
With a class of first grade smiles walking through the door I couldn’t help but smile myself. We at lunch in our classroom today for some quiet conversation. I opened my email to see not one but two beautiful prayers and Scriptures awaiting me. God used two dear friends to restore the hope in my heart and help me to see Gram’s true meaning.
One message is posted on yesterday’s blog. The other a private and precious message from one sister-in-Christ to another at the exact time God knew I would “get it”. Thankfully I paused for the quiet in the midst of the Monday to absorb His Word for me and feel the warmth of prayers lifted on my behalf.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Roman 8:26
Thanks for your prayers to find Heidi's dental records. The original ones are still MIA but thanks to the Sheriff's dedication (both active adn retired), they located a certified file from our dentist with Heid's information. This met the needs of NCMEC. Praise God! Thank you once again Oswego County Sheriff's Department!
Lisa M Buske
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