I never thought that dropping off my second daughter at her first day of kindergarten would be so uneventful. She has been the attached one,
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” John 15:9 “If you keep my commandments, you will abide
The ways in which they are difficult, or sweet, or angry, or tired, or loving were made especially for you. You were equipped by God to take care of these specific beings, even if it may not seem like it.
I am not worthy of this call on my own, but because he chose me for the call of motherhood, I am worthy. It is not my own patience, my own shining parental abilities, my own strength, or my own ideas. It is hands down, plain and simple, only the grace of God that enables me to get through each day.
“His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:23).” If I could just get through the night, his mercies would be new when the light broke over the horizon. When I saw that first hint of light, I could breathe a sigh of relief because his mercies were new. Every day he’d give me new strength, new life, new energy, and new love for this tiny unpredictable child in my arms.
Today a friend and I met at a coffee shop in the rain, and let our three kids run around in the outside dining area.