As we were getting ready to start school, I found I had "car-line fear." All these years of homeschooling, my friends would tell me about their car-line antics. So as the school year approached, I got a little anxious about it.
The one thing that was exciting to think about was carpooling with a friend. As we started the first full week of school, my girlfriend and her husband picked my kiddos up, and along with their kiddos, headed to school in the morning. My part was picking up the four kids as school let out. It's quite the deal! I kept thinking, do other people know about carpooling? What a great idea!
On the first day, I was getting ready for pick up; I rushed over to the school to find out I was quite early—like by 50 minutes or so. I thought that I was too early. I mean who wants to wait in their car for almost an hour? Oh well, at least I brought my cross stitch.(a special surprise that we will talk about next week) I noticed the Florida sun was beaming through the window, and it was hot. I grabbed my windshield sun protector and placed it in the window on my left. Nobody wants to see one arm with more freckles that the other. So, what to do now? I put on the Christmas choir cd that I got during choir—it's time to start learning the Christmas music for our December 18th extravaganza. I also pulled out my cross stitch project and worked on it, after all, I have a deadline. As time got within 10 minutes of the pickup time, the car-line began to move forward. YAY! We then broke down into two lines from one line ( I am taking mental notes the whole time, since I've never done this before and WILL be doing car-line for many years to come.) After waiting a bit, I get the kiddos, and we start driving out of the parking lot to head home. Then I was SHOCKED! There were cars winding through the parking lot, down the side road then all the way down another road! WHAT!?? I had never seen anything like that. All I was thinking was, maybe it's not so bad getting into car-line early. I then was reminded, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. "Philippians 4:6
A new routine has now started. The next day I was ok getting in the car-line a little early, and quite honestly, I like the solitude.
"Be still, and know that I am God.I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.