Life doesn’t always go as planned.
I’ve spent the past almost 3 weeks either caring for sick kids or being stuck in bed myself with a miserable illness. My oldest just informed me that she isn’t feeling well and she was the last of us that hadn’t come down with it yet. Sure enough she has a fever and I am starting the nursing duties once more.
Being that it is Christmastime I already had a lot to do and now…well, there’s too much to do to get it all done. I have to lay down a lot of what I thought I wold get to before all of the sickness.
I had some less than powerful mom moments when I was sick. I may have been a little pathetic and complained a time or two too many. In fact, I still need to apologize to my twins (who will be teens in two weeks) because, when they first got sick, I thought I was getting a major case of drama from them. Once I got sick myself I completely got that they REALLY were in that much agony.
Even in sickness and the worst of my time stuck in bed with a 4 year old bouncing around me God was near. He reminded me that when I am weak He is still strong. He is ever on the throne and I cannot be weak enough to knock Him off. I was pretty weak, felt pretty broken and still I was wrapped in love and cared for by a God who is near and good. I am reminded that life is a journey and there’s never an expectation that I get everything perfect. I can be weak and imperfect and even whine a bit and He’s still there for me.
So, as I get back to life and tackle my Christmas to do list, I will lay down expectations and allow Him to be my strength to get done what I should. I am reminded of the peace that God offers us. Now matter what is going on around us, we have Him, THE Prince of Peace as our Savior and Friend.
I hope you are having a lovely and PEACEFUL Christmas season. I’m praying for you right now wherever you are or what ever you are doing I pray you are blessed.