September 17, 2005

The day that is before me...

I am not quite sure why I woke up at 4 a.m. I think it might have something to do with going to bed at 8 p.m. It also could have something to do with the day that is before me. You see we still have the project of the new addition to our house in progress. Of course my wife is seeing to it that it remains a work in progress. I worked all day until I was exhausted. I came in, cleaned up, had dinner, and sat down to relax. The first thing I heard after dinner was, “what are you going to do tomorrow?” Tomorrow! I said. “Woman haven’t you heard the Scripture that says, take no thought for tomorrow, that each day has enough trouble of its own.“ Needless to say she wasn’t in the mood to talk about Scripture and I wasn’t in the mood to talk about tomorrow, so we sat together quietly and watched television. Even though there was no mention of tomorrow, I knew that tomorrow would soon be upon me. Well, here it is tomorrow, and I am up at 4 a.m. All I can think about is her waking up in a few hours with that little smile, and hearing her say, “Are you ready to get started?” I should know by now after living with her for 37 years you don’t get ready, you stay ready. So here I sit, all dressed and ready to begin her day.

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