Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Best Laid Plans

Easter Sunday To Do List:

Make Matching Easter Accessories for Family - Check

- Two purple ties for boys - check
- One pair of purple suspenders for Asher - check
- Refurbished skirt for mom - check
- Matching necklace for mom - check

Make Little Books about Jesus's Life to Present to Kids Easter Morning - check

Wake Up Early Enough to Get Myself and Kids Ready So Pictures Can Be Taken Before Church - check

Pack Snacks for Asher - check


I was so prepared. I was so ready. I was so hopeful.

Until, Rhode woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

Until, Scarlet professed intermittent symptoms of some crazy sickness that affects her ability to eat, talk, and behave nicely to people.

Instead of a morning filled with plans, I had a morning filled with crying, fit throwing, threatening, pleading, yelling, and screaming. I had two purple ties sitting on the floor of the living room. I had church hair rubbed back down into bed head. I had not a single moment to present the new church books I had lovingly made for them. I had a church row that did not once contain my 3 year old son as he never calmed down long enough to walk into the door. I had a graham cracker stained baby onesie and new mom skirt. I had a broken necklace with beads running along the underside of the pew. I had baby bottle stains running down my blouse. I had a daughter that was brought to me twice during primary for more surprise symptoms. I had a daughter refuse to read her primary scripture, instead choosing to knock her sleeping brother in my arms and then crumpling to the floor in a full out tantrum when I finally read the scripture for her. And even after a very necessary 3 hour nap for both children I still have a boy that has chosen to spend the last two hours in his room because the 10 dishes left in the dishwasher have proven to be the insurmountable task.

And I have no pictures. Not a one.



I guess sometimes we need a day to realize that even when life is not perfect, or not even slightly pleasant, the Atonement is still perfect as is His Plan for us. This day is not about my cute skirt or matching purple ties, it is about the miraculous event that is the Resurrection. And that is why even after a day like today I can still genuinely say...

Happy Easter

10 comments:

narrators: c and p said...

Your day sounds sadly funny and paints quite a picture to chuckle at. Not so hilarious to you at the time, Im sure ;) But like you said, Easter is more than pretty pictures. Happy Easter to you, friends!

Adrianne said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry your day was so rough.
Just so you know, I think you're amazing. Your ability to handle all kinds of situations impresses me. I hope to be as poised as you when my day doesn't go as planned (however, that is a BIG hope as I'm a giant control freak). I also strive to emanate your "I can tackle anything and help out when needed" attitude. Thank goodness for that Atonement and new tomorrows. P.S. Your skirt turned out perfectly! I will try to come to sewing club for tutorials. :)

Adrianne said...
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Adrianne said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry your day was so rough.
Just so you know, I think you're amazing. Your ability to handle all kinds of situations impresses me. I hope to be as poised as you when my day doesn't go as planned (however, that is a BIG hope as I'm a giant control freak). I also strive to emanate your "I can tackle anything and help out when needed" attitude. Thank goodness for that Atonement and new tomorrows. P.S. Your skirt turned out perfectly! I will try to come to sewing club for tutorials. :)

Mindy said...

I second what Adrianne wrote. While watching you on the side lines I thought, 'Wow, Kacey is doing a really great job with a really difficult situation.' I don't think I would have kept myself as composed. And your skirt looked fabulous. My advise, wash the clothes and take pictures on another day when the kids are more cooperative. I have claimed one year old pictures when the kid was almost 18 months because there was a long stretch of 'bad days' every time I wanted to take pictures. Us moms work with what we are given. That is why we are mothers.

Happy Easter to you!!

Adrianne said...

P.P.S. sorry I hogged the comment section. Apparently, I don't know how to publish comments on my phone. :)

Kristy said...

Hahahaha. I feel guilty laughing at your ruined Easter plans but that post was hilarious.

Samantha said...

Oh kacey. Sorry it was such a hard day. But what a wonderful post. It's amazing what a little perspective can do and yours is exactly right. It's all about our Savior and the miracle of the resurrection. That's exactly how I'm feeling today and I love you for saying it.

Brad said...

This post made me sad... I hope your next one puts a smile back on my face.

Peggy Dee said...

What a sad and funny and beautiful post. I hate to point fingers but you never acted like that so... I guess it comes from Jon. Ha ha! I still think my grandchildren are perfect!!