Strong Enough

Wow! I haven’t written since October! Written here anyway…feels good to sit at this familiar, simple WordPress page…my fingers move, my mind is quiet at this early hour.

What made me write today? A simple verse from the Bible…something else that I haven’t picked up lately. Turns out, you get just what you need, when you need it. Crazy how the Universe works…

Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me

The tears were very, very close to the surface last night. I was on the edge, and I knew it. Overwhelmed, anxious, worried, helpless; I could go on. I was rattling off all the things that were NOT right with my world. I had forgotten my own advice. I drove home in my car to a quiet house. The quiet made me realize how whiny and grumpy I had been. I felt my shoulders and the defeat that had been weighing on my mind. I did the only thing I know how to do:

I said I’m sorry. I apologized for my weakness…

And she knew just what to say: “You don’t have to be strong all the time…” How I needed to hear that…thank you my dearest friend.

I snuggled in and he reassured me of the same. “You don’t have to be strong all the time…” I fell asleep with those words helping me rest.

And this morning, I woke up to the same words from a Book that I hadn’t read in awhile, but that called to me in this early hour. My mind filled with all the great parts of my day yesterday instead of all the things that were not right: My “free day” with my sick little man who still thinks I rule. Finished laundry. An uploaded video crossed off the list. Peanut butter & banana sandwich. A full grocery shopping trip for once. Dinner at the table with discussion and laughter.

And this morning: A smile for my excited girl, ready for her 2nd time skiing. A bed made before 6 a.m. A big latte in my hand, made by my sweetheart. And a simple Bible verse…

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