Good morning, darling! Good Monday morning to you. Coffee-coffee? Toast, muffins, breakfast bar?
I’m worried about one of my kids this morning. Worried enough to wonder how I’m going to get through the work day. Ever been there?
And I can’t really call in — “Hi, yeah, I’m a little concerned for one of my kids, well, a lot concerned, and I probably won’t be able to focus super well today, so I’m just going to stay home and pray”. Unfortunately, not an option.
We got a message from mission-trip kid just before six last night, after thirteen hours over dirt roads, they were still a couple hours from their destination. And then we didn’t hear from him or his team again.
Funny enough, a friend who’s still deciding about God told me just yesterday there were times she envied my faith. Well, today is one day I’m grateful for that faith, because I am going to pray my way through this day.
I don’t know how I would do it otherwise.
My husband just kissed my forehead and headed off to his job. He paused, with his forehead touching mine and said, “Let me know when you hear anything”. He’ll be praying his way through the day too.
Someone said, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”.
We, all of us, at one time or another, carry some worry or pain into and through our day. And the people we work with (hopefully) have no idea. If you too are carrying pain and worry today, my heart goes out to you. Know that you are not alone.
One foot in front of the other. Get one thing done. And then the next thing. When your brain is 3/4 full of fretting for your family, it’s probably not the day for multi-tasking.
Hang in there, Mamma. You are not alone.