Even in the Weeds

by Jill Klusendorf, Director of Community Life

I wish I could tell you that I have been working on this column for a long time, but in truth, and in the interest of full disclosure, I haven't. I had to scramble. Everyone at CHC called "dibs" on content. In my family, "dibs" are sacred. So, here's what I've been up to in the last month... in no particular order and, in most cases, multiply by a million.

Returned personal e-mails
          Friends don't like my non - instant reply
Checked in with children at University
          Reply to be scheduled sometime or never
Procured Homecoming flowers
          Home Run! Lovely!
Made school lunch
          Found lunch money in purse after the fact
Returned work e-mails
          Still slow with Outlook E-mailing
Grocery Shopped
          Ordered in anyway
Checked in with Mom and Dad
          All's well YAY!
Cleaned up after sick dogs ~ yuck
          Still yuck a day later
House painter secured
          Love that fresh smell of paint!
Picked up dry cleaning
          New clothes that I didn't even know I had
Sent a tux Fed EX
          Oldest son looks great!
Window washers scheduled
          Sparking clean!
Sprinkler shut off scheduled
          No worries about lawn blowing up onto itself
Car maintenance complete
          No more Rattle, Rattle, Thunder, Clatter, Boom, Boom, Boom!
Dog (singular) interrupts The Dove article submission by four hours and $345 later
          Dog feeling better, hopefully

Ad infintitum...Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

This is LIFE! We are all in pretty much the same boat. Embrace it. Relish it. Laugh at it. Be THANKFUL for it. Find God in it. He will lead you out of "the weeds" if you let Him. It's truly SO fun when you do. I promise. Even if you have to clean up the mess!

I am so exceptionally thankful for you all and the amazing place that is Church of the Holy Comforter!

Thanks, and Peace be with you.

Jill