Friday, April 10, 2009


This is not about the desk, or the tea and the computer on the desk. This is not about the room, or the lighting. This is about the peaceful background sounds of someone else cleaning your house. Yes, I have a wonderful cleaning lady, scrubbing bathrooms, vacuuming, dusting and doing all the things that I would rather not be doing. I am a happy girl.

So, I get to sit here in my peaceful studio, bathed in the low lights around me and catch up on some correspondence. Family is gathering for Easter and my daughter will be arriving with her boyfriend to spend the weekend with us. Good food will be made and love will be shared.

I have already heard my Easter blessing... while in class, during an experiment, Mark found out that he has some rather high levels of white blood cells. He visited the campus nurse and she immediately ordered all kinds of tests, but assured him that most of it will be just routine. He may have a slight infection somewhere that needs attention. We were chatting about all of this information and I said to him,

"You know honey, your Momma prays for you every day of your life, so I think your Guardian Angels are on the ball doing their job." He then said to me,

"I heard a saying that has stuck with me all week long, 'Coincidences are just God's way of answering your prayers undercover'"

Little does Mark know that I got off the phone and wept. He may be 27 years old, but to me he is still that big brown eyed vulnerable trusting soul that is always searching for his Heavenly Father to prove himself. So, I am still basking in that peaceful conversation and thanking God for good housekeepers. I am a happy momma too.


Mary Timme said...

Ah, I love it all. I love that you are getting your house cleaned and not doing it and I love that family will be with you this weekend and that Mark makes you cry. My 42 year old does too. Kids are the best aren't they.

Oh, yes, and last week I was caught in snow. Not exactly the same, but a happy ending was had by all.

Jack K. said...

You have every right to be a happy Mom. You have done all of the right things with your children. You are truly blessed. I like Mark's statement about coincidence.

Have a wonderful Easter.

Wanda said...

Love your peaceful place.... Love that someone else is cleaning your toilet....glad you have such a handsome son that makes you proud and makes you cry ~~ Glad you are my speical adopted daughter ~~~ You post just makes me glad all was so so good to hear your voice the other day...
Thanks sweetie...
Love forever,
Wanda Mom

Boho Girl said...

this made me cry.
i miss you guys so, so much.

and i have the most amazing family ever.

love youuuuuu.

Constance said...

Happy Easter Darlene and family!

I don't know if you know this but I run my own housecleaning business and I have a great bunch of clients, all of whom are very appreciative. Heck, I'd hire someone to come and clean my own house but I am pretty picky! Enjoy the pampering that comes from being able to free up your time for better things!

I am always reminded anytime I stop by here of God's blessing on your family by sparing Mark's life. I still believe that God has wonderful plans for someone as special as him!

Be blessed today!

sweet expressions said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you