Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday Morning

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."

Huh???

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.

4 comments:

RogersUIO said...

Thanks for sharing this story! Joining you in praying for grace for our children and for ourselves.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I pray it for myself most of all! You're a tough cookie to put up with that run of illness. Sometimes you earn that irritability!

The dB family said...

We ALL need that grace! So thankful that God gives it to us. It's also a relief to know that we all have those days.

Blessings!
Deborah

Ann said...

I missed getting on here yesterday, but it is actually very appropriate to today. I love how God does that!