I did not write the following story - the original author is unknown. But I first discovered it on a poster that used to hang in my father's office at home and it applies to my life as a mom ... specifically yesterday ... and most other days of the week. But that's beside the point ...
"This is a story about four people named EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, and NOBODY. There was an important job to be done and EVERYBODY was sure that SOMEBODY would do it. ANYBODY could have done it, but NOBODY did it. SOMEBODY got angry about that because it was EVERYBODY'S job. EVERYBODY thought ANYBODY could do it, but NOBODY realized that EVERYBODY wouldn't do it. It ended up that EVERYBODY blamed SOMEBODY when NOBODY did what ANYBODY could have done."
Now I believe that I am correct stating that NOBODY wants to clean up the grape juice that he/she spilled. But really, could EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY please help a mama out?
"In everything give thanks."1 Thessalonians 5:18a (NKJ)
Lord, thank you for the grape juice all over the kitchen. It reminds me that I am blessed both with children and homemade juice to nourish them. Amen.