Status Report, August

Sitting…at my dining room table.

Drinking…coffee, black. Yes, in the middle of the afternoon on a hot August day. Sometimes a cup of coffee is both needful and necessary and this is one of those days.

Feeling…hurried and harried after spending a long morning at the doctor’s office waiting for a steroid shot for my son who has a horrible case of poison ivy. What I didn’t count on (and frankly, didn’t much need): a patronizing lecture from the doctor. Yeah, I know it’s bad; why do you think I waited for two hours for the shot?

Realizing…I may have some unresolved anger that needs repenting of.

Thinking…of heaven and the mystery that is death. Two saints of the Lord, dearly loved by many including me and my family, are now with the Lord, both having lived long lives in the service of their Savior. It is strange, sometimes, how death comes, separately for these two friends and fellow church members, and within a week of the other. Both will be missed; both leave a legacy of faith and family. I loved them both and I am grateful for the hope we have because of Christ. Death has lost its victory and thus we may grieve but not without a glorious hope of life eternal beyond the grave! What grace!

Stressing…just a little over the start of school in two weeks. I haven’t bought the first school supply!

Overwhelmed…at the start of my son’s senior year of high school and most especially at the multitude of decisions we must make over the next twelve months. I am still perplexed at the fact that this is where we are. I’m fairly certain it was only yesterday that he was in fourth grade; was he not? Where does the time go?

Downloading…Bleak House for my Kindle app. I am looking forward to reading it since I loved the miniseries so much. It’s pretty daunting, encompassing nearly a thousand pages I think, so I hope I’m up to the challenge!

Getting…up from the computer to put on another load of laundry, wash a sinkful of dirty dishes, run a couple more errands, in addition to the various and sundry Monday duties that are my privilege and responsibility.

Happy August, friends!


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

6 thoughts on “Status Report, August”

  1. I just got back from Southern California where I could only drink iced americanos every morning. Now I'm back in Washington enjoying my hot coffee. That first one that hits the senior year is the toughest. Hope the poison ivy gets better real soon!

  2. Praying your son got relief after your long wait at the doctor’s office. And I hope your Auburn visit went well. We go in October for War Eagle Days with my baby. It's definitely not right how quickly time flies!

  3. Dislike to the patronizing doctor lecture. Really, truly dislike those. Hope your boy is feeling better. Stressing about school also – ours starts TOMORROW. My baby starts kindergarten and I'm having a hard time with it because I know it will only be a blink before I'm saying just what you are about where does the time go and all that. Sigh. Happy August, to you, too!

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