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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Work (07/27/06)

TITLE: about my job
By Author Unknown
07/27/06


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The alarm sounds at 7:00am. I stumble through the door and begin my day. My boss is a pretty amiable fellow, though demanding at times. My tasks are varied. Sometimes I cook, clean, and run errands though Iíve been asked to play peek-a-boo on occasion.

I donít mind this job, though itís not really where I thought my calling was. I imagined myself behind a gorgeous antique desk in a fabulous office decorated with all my favorite things. There I would spill one glorious word after another onto paper. Others would read my words and be moved to laughter, tears, and perhaps to even make changes in their lives.

Itís true, scraping mashed peas off the wood floor and blotting out spaghetti sauce from yet another accident-laden blouse hadnít occurred to me as part of the dream, but this reality is far better. Daily I find myself challenged and stretched to new levels of patience and creativity. I am proud to say because of my work that I am able to multi-task in ways Iíd never dreamed possible.

Iíve been told that this is the most important job in the world. Some days I agree with that, most days I forget how important it is. Itís the little things, bringing the spoon to mouth without dropping a morsel, teetering ever so close to falling but capturing the balance and moving forward, forming the sounds between tongue and teeth to both speak and be understood. These are the things for which we gain bragging rights and stickers on a calendar. Itís the big things, learning to share, internalizing Jesusí love, learning compassion and acting on it. These are the things that change us forever, that help us become useful tools for Christís purpose.

So, tomorrow when the alarm goes off at 6:30 or 7:00am, Iíll open my eyes and smile at the happy babbles streaming through the monitor. And once again Iíll go to work and greet my little boss with hugs and kisses. Weíll both spend the day learning and growing, and who knows, maybe Iíll even find a little time to write.


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Noreen Ophoff08/03/06
I was right there with you in the challenges of your important job. Cherish the moments with peas and gurgles, is goes so fast.
You have an engaging quality to the way you weave words together.
Millicent Pat-Nwaoyo08/04/06
Great piece. I like your easy going style.
Mo 08/04/06
I can certainly identify with this piece. Nice job!
Lynda Schultz 08/04/06
You are doing good work - both with family and writing. Blessings on you!
william price08/04/06
Super!! Short and sweet and you ministered your point well.
God Bless.
Jerry Ware08/09/06
I like the boss part. I have taken care of my children on many occassions. Most men don't have a clue what moms go through on a daily basis. I like it. Keep up the good work.
william price08/10/06
Congrats Lynn! I was hoping your story would do well.
God Bless.
Trina Courtenay08/10/06
Wow, this was short, sweet and to the point. What a great job! Congrats!