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Tuesday

Today is Tuesday.

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Delaynie, Levi, Me, Jim, Scott, Pop, Mom, Evan, Dylan, Katie, Kyleigh, Brytleigh

I LOVE Tuesdays.

They come after Mondays.

And the rest of the week since last Tuesday.

Since there are 12 people in this house, it is imperative that there be designated laundry days so as to preserve a semblance of order in the organized chaos.  My laundry day is Monday.  On this day, every week, I sort, wash, dry, fold, and put away the laundry of 4 people: my husband Jim, Levi, Emberleigh, and myself.  At least 1 outfit per day times 4 people times 7 days in a week equals 6-8 loads of laundry on Monday.  Needless to say, Monday is busy for me.

The bazhillion kids in this house are homeschooled.  They are home 5 out of 7 days in the week.  Sundays we have church and every day but Tuesday is occupied with school and chores.  Tuesday, blessed Tuesday, is co-op.  Being homeschooled, my siblings would be at risk for that odd quirkiness that homeschoolers are bent towards.  I should know.  I was one of them.  On the other hand, our parents have been blessed with an extra dose of  ‘cool’ and would not allow their children to be infected by ‘homeschoolitis’ (which is really just a lack of social skills).  So they have enrolled 5 of the 6 kids in a homeschool co-op in which several other families in the area participate.  (Evan, having adequate inherent coolness, is schooled by Penn Foster online.)  Parents with teaching skills get together every Tuesday and teach the students enrolled in their respective classes.  One day out of the week, these at-risk homeschoolers are saved from social ineptness by a few brave adults and get to experience for one day what most kids experience everyday.

Which brings up back to why Tuesdays are from heaven itself…  “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” James 1:17

Silence.

Stillness.

This is why Tuesdays are beautiful.  The brainwaves created by 12 people and their various activities can be overwhelming on a day-to-day basis.  Knowing this, God created Tuesdays.  He rested on the 7th day and called it holy.  If God, being all-powerful, took the 7th day to rest, and we are created in the image of God, I would have to say we need a 7th day as well.   My 7th day is Tuesday.  I am in no way negating Sunday.  However, being a pastor’s family, Sunday is not a day of rest.  It is a day set aside to gather with other believers to worship God, fellowship with other believers, and minister to one another.  That is wonderful.  However, as it includes Sunday School and various other things involving groups of PEOPLE, it is also NOISY!  Rest for me involves quietness and silence.  Hence, Tuesdays, and my great love affair with them.

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