Friday, February 20, 2009

Meals on Wheels … Again

Back when I “only” had 3 kids, we had a Meals on Wheels route that we did every Wednesday over lunch. The kids were disappointed when I had to stop over 2 years ago because of homeschooling. It was also getting crazy because they were all 3 in carseats which they couldn’t buckle themselves into, and they ALL wanted to get out for each delivery, so it was taking way too long to get the meals delivered (I was aiming for getting these people their lunch by dinnertime … ha!).

Recently our church “time and talent” forms came in the mail. The church wants to know what activities you’ll sign up for or in what ways you want to help out (for instance, when my kids are older, I will be one of those women who cooks meals for post-funeral lunches). These days, though, not much grabs me on the extensive list except for the food drives and doing free childcare for activities (I get to take my own kids along and they LOVE it … we really miss our babysitting days). The back page of the form dares you (not really) to list ways you are contributing to society outside the church.

I thunk hard about that one. Then I wrote: Homeschooling and caring for 4 young children 24 hours a day.

And I thought, “Pshshshsh. I could do more than THAT!”

So I picked up the phone and called my Meals on Wheels chick. Funny thing is she had just pulled up my record the day before. And a Friday route had just that morning come available.

More on this later.

5 comments:

  1. Praying for you Kerrie, as being Mom and teacher to four kids is a really big job. I will pray for the meals thing to be a wonderful experience for you and the kids.

    Have a great weekend from
    Roberta Anne

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  2. Ha I love that I thunk hard. It is so hard to be involved really involved in so many things.we have church and then our homeschool group,then our local mothers club. overwhelmed much? i try to take it easy

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  3. Isn't it funny how God works?? I agree that sometimes we can get too many "extra curricular" activities, but I feel that God will bless the time I am willing to sacrifice to do something HE wants me to do. Sounds like He was setting it all up for you Kerrie!

    Tonya
    www.ouralphabetsoup.com

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