Monday, February 9, 2009

A day in the life of me

Last Friday, Leatha had a whole day of training for her new job (very part-time job), so I had the kids all day. I thought this was hilarious, because it says something about how Cameron views me. He was apparently very nervous that I would forget to pick him up from school. So he wrote me this note and handed it to me...

This says, "at 3"
I unfold it, to find this message, 
"Go to school to pick camero
n up."
Apparently my son has me figured out. His worst kid nightmare of being left at school was a very real possibility with dad in charge.
Here's a summary of my day:
7:00 AM- Prayer on campus- highlight was having Martin in my group (pictured below). He's a brand new Christian and today was a breakthrough for him. It was the first time I've heard him pray out loud. He prayed, "Jesus, help me tell my family that I've become your follower." 

8:30-10- Staff meeting
10-11:30 Director's meeting
noon-1:00 Basketball 
2:00-3:00- Met with a guy who wanted to become a Christian. He's close. It seems to be a season of open doors for the gospel right now.
3:10-4:30- I taught 30 freshmen in our Theology of the Gospel class. It's such a privilege, even comical, to think of teaching TOG in the "Black Engineering" building at Iowa State.

4:30-5:00 One of the students in my TOG class is Silanto, from Haiti. He has one of the most amazing stories. Unfortunately it's 8:36 pm and I don't feel like blogging anymore tonight. 

This is the mud puddle that claimed my iphone last week (right outside of Black). It was such a fluke- my first drop...and it lands in a mud puddle. In spite of some weird glitches, somehow it still functions.

5:15-5:45 Catch up with Leatha while the kids play outside (actually Makai was crawling on me)
5:45-6:30 Dinner...Thai Chicken Curry with Jasmine rice. Wow, it's so good.
6:30- Put Makai down, the rest of us played Candyland
7:20- All kids in bed
7:30-now Catch up on huskerpedia,, some emails, and blog
8:42- Talk to Leatha before she crashes...
9-ish-???- My free Monday redbox is awaiting me. I watch it in bed on my laptop. I expect to get about 1 hour into Dark Knight before I totally crash....

I predict Makai will wake up screaming (he's not exactly Mr. Sunshine in the morning) at 5:45. Leatha's guess is 5:30. Once again, I'm the eternal optimist...


Jamie said...

I think it is hilarious that Cameron felt the need to give you a note. :-)

It is exciting to read about the people who are being drawn to Christ at ISU.

~Jamie M.

J and J Masson said...

jamie and i can both relate with cameron's need to write you a note. :)

WendyPierce said...

You can add me and probably Mikaela to the list also.

Metropuritan Mark said...

How funny! I've got a running list of people whose job was to remind me of stuff. That's a full-time job for sure! Yes, I'm sure Mikaela would concur. And all of you did an awesome job.

Well, you can all appreciate what Cameron has to deal with everyday :)