Elias had his first dentist appointment on Thursday.
Since I wanted to capture it, I told Matthew I would take Elias and then drop both kids at school.
When we got to the dentist, I tucked my camera and wallet in the diaper bag, not wanting to carry in my too big purse too.
When we got to day care, I was rushing to get the kids into school and then to work.
I pulled some things out of the diaper bag (including my camera and wallet – I thought), plopped Adeline in the stroller, got the kids into school and then drove to work.
As I pulled into work, I reached in my purse for my wallet and it wasn't there. (My wallet has my keycard in it, which I need to park at my office.)
I pulled over, got out of the car, rummaged around… nope, not there.
I turned the car back on, went back to day care (which is thankfully only five minutes from work), frustrated with myself the whole way there…
I quickly rushed into school, got to Adeline's room and there was no wallet there.
So I dashed out of day care, back to the car, frustrated.
As my heels clicked on the sidewalk, I felt the Lord say, breathe. slow. down. slow. down. You are rushing too much. Just relax.
I took a breath and opened the passenger door.
There was my wallet on the floor, tucked under the seat.
It's funny how sometimes “little things” become “a-ha!” moments. Misplacing my wallet helped remind me of the importance of taking things in stride.
Has this kind of thing happened to you? What was your a-ha moment?