One time I put cat food in my daughter’s lunch.
I left a child at school after a concert and had to go back and get her.
I have left sugar out of apple pie and burned dinner on many occasions.
Holy cow, what a mess!
Then as I tried to hastily get the smoke out of the house, I stepped on a cat’s tail and overturned his water dish.
And then — because apparently that wasn’t enough — I discovered as I started getting ready for bed that I had worn my sweater inside-out ALL DAY. All the freaking day. (I guess I should be grateful for unobservant friends…)
In all of this mess that is a pastor-chaplain-mom-wife-friend-relative… There is still love, joy and grace. There is a large serving of humble pie, and a genuine attempt to obey the 11th Commandment:
Thou shalt not take thyself so damn seriously.
I think I’ve fulfilled that one today.