We're just about ready to begin school. A little later than usual, but some of us still aren't back into a normal sleeping pattern.
And today's verse/theme is so very timely. Appropriate for the kids, sure. Because while they're not as sick as they were, their not-quite-well-ness is manifesting itself in irritability.
But mostly for me.
Ann had an interesting comment on a verse from yesterday's post - 2 Timothy 2:10 - that hit home. What will we endure for the sake of the elect? Because that's our kids. And though I love them dearly, there are moments where endure really nails it.
Moments like yesterday, day nine of sickness, when Tate had a huge coughing fit during school. And Wyatt (frustrated about the delay? having some kind of adolescent hormonal overload that short-circuited his brain?) said, "Tate, she doesn't care at all that you're coughing. She's just mad that you're interrupting school."
And I may have said a bad word at that point. Which I feel badly about.
And Wyatt may have written sentences and tidied the garage, later. Which I don't feel badly about.
And today we're praying that our kids will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
And I'm praying it for me, too.