Life sure can get crazy sometimes! There’s so much drama around here with theses young people! I often wonder what in the world I’ve done, that could’ve possibly been bad enough to require such penance. And I can assure you, those very thoughts quite often apply to my one and only, flesh and blood child! Then God gently whispers “You prayed for this dummy You’re the one who wanted a house full of kids!” Of course God would never really call us dumb. That’s just how I feel after I’m finished whining. But, I’ve learned to be way more careful with my prayers. 🙂
Seriously, God reminds me that He’s purposefully placed me and Steve in the lives of the young people for a reason! He also reminds me that He gave me the perfect son! A son who, like his momma, is far from being perfect but he’s the perfect son for me!
He reminds me that He also placed the perfect husband in my life! One who’s laid back and can (somewhat) handle all the chaos. And by “handle” I mean that he doesn’t kill any of us, or go nuts. God gave me a husband who is godly, hard working, honest and kind. Not perfect by any stretch of the word, yet perfect for me!
God encourages me to hang in there by allowing me to overhear a father tell his son “Tucker, you’re going to be ok. God told me you’re going to be just fine.” It’s moments like that one right there that give me the sanity to keep on! I just pray that ours lives are living examples for those who are around us. I pray they see that we all make mistakes, but that God’s grace is enough to cover them all! I pray they learn to get along and keep the peace, and to overlook each others offenses. Above all else, I pray that each one of them know, without a doubt, that we love Jesus which is how, amid the drama and chaos, we’re able to love them! Seriously, without Jesus they’d probably get punched, or worse! 🙂 God always knows exactly what (and who) we need!
Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 TLB