Tuesday, May 28, 2013

VBS insomnia

Have you ever heard of VBS insomnia?? It's when you can't sleep because you're in charge of planning a huge VBS that is just days away. It's a rare condition, usually affecting Children's directors their first year on the job. VBS is going to be awesome. I'm sure of that, but oh. my. word, it is so much work. There are 119 kids signed up right now. That's about half of what I'm expecting. I have been so blessed by all the volunteers that have been coming forward. (I've had to do very little begging). We currently have more volunteers that kids! That will change.

I am actually beginning to loose my mind just slightly. People can either sign up online or by filling out a paper form at church. I could not find the paper forms that people filled out 2 weeks ago. There were about 14 registration papers and I looked everywhere for them for 2 days. Ryan was even digging through the trash looking for them. I found them on Sunday. Sitting on my desk in a blue file folder that I had labeled "VBS Registration." They were right there the whole time.

Tonight I was sitting here worrying about something new. Worrying about loosing Jesus in all of it. I've been so focused on getting background checks for all the volunteers and ordering enough craft supplies for a yet unknown number of kids, and decorating and scripts and music and ...I still need a video/sound board guy and the VBS t-shirts have not come in yet..... so many details. It's all going to be so much fun, but most of all I want children to have an encounter with their Savior. I don't want my heart and mind to be so busy that I miss hearing what God wants me to be doing in all of this.

So this is why you haven't heard from me much. McKenna graduated from preschool. Christian got 100% on his spelling test two weeks in a row (this is a big deal..he's been struggling with spelling lately). Will is talking and talking and using lots of big words for 2 year old. Today he told me mom that he was "allowed" to do something. He also has started saying "oh goodness." He gets that from me. Christian played in his first baseball tournament. He came in 3rd. Anyway, life keeps on rolling and I think that's why I can't sleep.

I beseech your prayers over the next 2 weeks. Our whole family needs them (it's fireworks season again). I was busy all day today and I couldn't cross one thing off on my to-do list. (sigh). So pray that I'll get some sleep and that Jesus will be glorified through all these little details I'm trying to work out!


Anonymous said...

Heidi would be able to feel your pain. She's been in charge of their church's VBS for the past 2 years. Not sure if she's doing it this year. Hope it goes well. Anna :)

Peggi said...

These quotes help me when I am really stressed out. Like now.....I feel like I have been meeting myself coming and going for the last 2 months. We had 2 people quit without notice the week before Mother's Day (which is not a good thing in the card business) so I have been doing triple duty trying to cover 16 stores.

Hang in there!

“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”
― Julian of Norwich

"Dear Lord, please help me remember that nothing will happen today that together, you and I cannot handle."
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