Friday, November 2, 2007

A Letter To God

Dear Heavenly Father,

I would like to start out by thanking Thee for everything. I really can't complain since Thou hast given me so much.

I just had a favor to ask: Could I petition Thee for an extended day? Say a 36 hour day? I know this whole time thing will change in the next life, but in the meantime, I'm dealing with mortality here. See, I have a lot on my plate here, which I am not complaining about either and thanks so much for the plate Thou hast given me, and don't feel obligated to put more on it or anything. The problem is that most every day the day ends before I do so many things I need to do. Thou hast seen how the kids drive me to distraction and it's all I can do to get the dinner on the table before bedtime. If it were just me, I could wait, but after all I'm making it for them and they usually eat better when they're awake.
Then there's all the extra things that are constantly popping up and need my attention too. There are fires smoldering and burning all over the place that I can't seem to get around to putting out. I'm not much of a multi-tasker to begin with but I really try to plan out routines we can follow and prepare for things ahead of time. It just seems that I have to start getting ready for Sunday like the Monday before and on down the line and by the time I've prepared for one day, I have now made it to the next day usually. Then I don't get enough sleep and every day I don't reach my goal of getting to bed on time. Getting ready for bed earlier, like at breakfast is so confusing too, so I figure if I could just get a few extra hours in each day I could do a much better job at this whole mom thing and actually get some sleep at the same time. Who knows, I could find room for some of all the other wonderful things I'd like to do here before I check out. I'm not asking Thee to realign the whole planet for my sake alone. I'm sure I speak on behalf of just about everybody here. We could all use a little help. Of course Thy will be done because if slowing the revolutions of the earth would cause too much havoc and cease life all together, I'm sure not going to impose. I'll leave these thoughts in Thy loving and capable hands in the name of Jesus Christ,

Amen.

6 comments:

The Omnipotent said...

My Dear Daughter,

I’m sure you will understand that changing the day to 36 hours while I must admit is creative, would have certain ramifications on the earth’s revolutions around the sun. At this point in the evolution of the universe, it would not be a good idea to mess with it. I may not be limited by mortal time, but I do have to live by the laws of the universe and I promise you that I have good reason for giving you limitations at this time. Learning to deal with them will come in real handy in your eternal progress. Plus, If I were to extend your bedtime, didn't you realize you would have to extend your children's bedtime too?
I certainly can feel for you and your dilemma. If you think you’ve got it bad, try handling worlds without end, even without the time restriction. If you don’t have time for much right now, I have been at this parenting gig for eons. Everything I do is directly related to this job. Just remember it’s the most important one of all. Don’t be in a rush to get past the lesson you are on now. Everything takes hard work. Keep going and don’t give up. Don’t forget to consult with me more often. I’d be glad to give more advice on the details once you’re ready to hear it. Patiently waiting,

Your Loving Father

suburbancorrespondent said...

So, um, did you get an answer? Oh, never mind, I see it to the left. Darn - I was hoping he'd say "Yes."

Shellie said...

Me too, but my next plan is to request 8 day weeks. What do you think?

Erinlizabeth said...

Hee hee, that is the best comment I have ever seen! If only it were that easy to get answers...

Karen said...

No 8 day weeks. They'd surely find a way to make you work 6 of them, leaving no more time than we had before, and more expected of us.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Oh I love this post! and your responder! Just excellent! {hope ya come check these really old one... I'm still trying to catch up! :)}