Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cleaning and Praying

Today has been a day of cleaning and praying.

I'm cleaning because I'm on day two of my Spring Cleaning Party! So far I have cleaned all the windows and light fixtures, and completely deep cleaned the living room- including organizing and purging two closets, dusting everything including the picture frames on the wall, and finally getting those fingerprints off my TV cabinet doors. It feels so good to just simplify and get rid of all the stuff that we really don't need! I have these great before and after pics that you will probably never see because they are STUCK on my camera. Along with some pretty cute pics of Charlie in this new shirt I got him. Yeah I'm bummed, but I'm *hoping* this means I'll get a new one for Mother's Day from my loving hubby *hint, hint* ;)

I'm praying because tomorrow is a big day. Charlie is having very minor surgery to put ear tubes in at 9:30 in the morning. We have to be there (about an hour away) by 7:30 am and he cannot eat anything after midnight tonight except clear liquids until 6:30 am. That's going to be difficult because Charlie wakes up early and hungry. But that's the least of my worries. Please, please pray for him. And pray for us. Paul is as cool as a cucumber, and I love that about him- he's keeping things in perspective for me, reminding me that this is so simple and quick and that the benefits are going to be huge (they really are). But if I allow it too, my mind takes me places I'd rather never go. And I've been praying it away all day long, praying for protection and peace. Will you please join me?

I lift my eyes to the hills-
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip-
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you-
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm-
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121 (emphasis added)

7 comments:

Joni said...

We love you guys so much! And, of course, we're praying for that precious little guy, and for you to have peace, Bethany. Let us know how it went as soon as you get home.

Dacia said...

oh, i love spring cleaning!! we've been doing some of that around here too. i didn't realize how bad my baseboards were until i took a vaccuum and some soap to them! ick!

we'll be praying for charlie. i hope the surgery goes well....i'm sure he'll be a trooper!!

Erin said...

Praying for sweet Charlie! And you and Paul, too!

Lacey said...

Saying prayers for Charlies big day tomorrow. It will go well...keep us posted.d

Emily said...

I'll say some prayers for you and Charlie! Presley just got her tubes this morning, and everything went fine. She's was back to her old self after she woke up for a nap today. I just posted about it if you want to see. I can't wait to hear how it goes!

The Reeves bunch said...

I love spring cleaning! I cleaned out my closet last week and love it!! I will be praying for Charlie's procedure tomorrow.

Rachel said...

Saying a prayer for little Charlie! And for some peace for his momma while he's in surgery! Let us know how it goes :)