I just need to get one thing taken care of, I’m not the picture perfect mom that has it all together and would never think of raising her voice. No, I tend to lose it with my family from time to time and wish there was a rewind button on the day. So, when the book, Unglued, was going to be the next online Bible study with Melissa Taylor, I knew this was definitely one for me.
I have heard several times to be careful what you write about or study because it will become more evident in your own life. Don’t you just hate how the enemy will use those various areas of ministry to try and bring out our insecurities and weaknesses?
Anyhow, after dealing with a horrible migraine for two days, I was ready to begin the new week with fervor. The day started out as usual – husband to work, older kids up and off to school, so I began to catch up from my “sick time”. Then, it started – the avalanche of events. The first was an unkind text message, followed by a couple of phone calls that rearranged my schedule for the week. Then, my youngest had some issues in the bathroom. After getting her all cleaned up, I carried the clothes to the laundry room only to step in something wet as I entered the room – the dog had gotten sick. With everything beginning to pile up on me, I had a choice to make; how was I going to respond? Thanks to lessons I have gleaned from Unglued, I was able to actually laugh through it.
This by no means implies I am no longer a freak-out mom and I have been cured of meltdowns. No, it simply means, I am making progress. Who knows what tomorrow will hold, but even if I do lose it, I am thankful for the grace God so freely gives.
What about you, what choice will you make today?