Thursday, November 19, 2009

4:19 A.M.

That is what the clock said
when I sat up and put on my
glasses. Everything came into
focus and I could see that I
was awake way too early.

Nonetheless, I would have to
get up. There were too many
details for tomorrow's concert
swirling in my head to stay
cocooned in my warm blankets.

That is just how it is for me.
My brain apparently does a lot
of processing at night because
it wakes me up with reminders at
odd hours.

Such as...We will need a microphone
for this person and the congregation
will want words for this song.
Simple things like that but if
not done would make for
"Awkward Moments".
Our Fall concert doesn't need any
of these!

Today is our final regular rehearsal.
Tomorrow is the dress rehearsal and
performance.

This has been a very strange year.
We had to cancel our entire co-op
for two weeks due to sickness.
This sickness has a cough
that goes on and on. So, while some
of my students are back they are still
not one hundred percent.

What I have learned over the past
few years of heading up the concert
is that everything will be just fine.

No matter what happens...it is just fine.

The parents and grandparents love seeing
the children perform.
The rowdy boys gather some dignity from
some corner of their hearts.
Everyone puts their best effort into it
and it is all good.

So then, why did my brain wake me at 4:19?

Just a part of the process, I guess!

Have a great day!!
Hope you got to sleep in...


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10 comments:

Tracy said...

I know just what you mean. My brain wakes me up with strange reminders, too.

As for the sickness with the cough? That's me. I cannot seem to shake this cough, and I've had it for nearly 2 months.

I hope the performance goes well. Don't be too stressed.... the kids will have fun no matter what!

jAne said...

4:19am ~ welcome to my world. sigh.

You have so many things on your plate and mind. Your life is busy in such a busy-enough season. I know what a capable woman you are and have no doubt everything will come together at the right time(s) and exactly how it's supposed to run. I have every confidence in you, Becky. What a blessing to know you're doing what God has called you to. :o)

That said . . . I'm holding you close to my heart in prayer.

Blessings,
jAne * tickleberry farm

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Don't you hate that when you can't get to sleep or wake up and can't get back to sleep. That's when I read my blog posts.

Persuaded said...

I agree with jAne.. although I don't know you in "real life," it's apparent that you are indeed a very capable woman, my dear☺

Now me... I need to get out of bed no later than 5:00 in order to get everything done before the kids get up... but this morning the kittens woke me up and as I rolled over and looked at my clock it was 6:00! Yipes! Well... I just let the kids sleep an hour later too;) The joys of homeschooling!
Have a blessed day, friend♥

Terri and Bob said...

Same here, woke up early with a lot of things on my mind... so got an early start thinking that a nap would be appropriate if needed!!

Can't wait to hear about your successful concert!!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Hi Friend!

I am thinking and praying for you, here in Cali.

It is always fanatastic, and it will be this year too.

I too can't wait to hear all about it!

SmilingSally said...

Oh, you and my husband! He wakes up at 5:30 every day. I believe that's the middle of the night, so I sleep.

~~Deby said...

ohhhhh...this is my world too..ever since I was 26 and had a hysterectomy.....I am now 50....ahemmm..cough...something...
So too bad...we didn't know...we could have called each other...huh????
I pray a lot during the night and wee morning hours..so many needs out there...
Deby

Freda Marie said...

Good Morning Becky,
I too have been so busy but noticed I hadn't seen your name around for a while. The last time I regret to say I had stopped by you had not been feeling well, migraine, so I was concerned you might still be ill. But my visit confirmed we both share a non-stop day in common. Wishing the very best for you at the concert.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hope your concert was a raging success!

XO,

Sheila :-)