When it Hurts

The cries of pain catch my ears. I see you coming towards me, tears pouring down your face. You’re hurting, and I know exactly where. Your hand covers your heart, I see you trying to hold the broken pieces together. I want to embrace you so you know you’re not alone. If you let me, I’ll hold you forever, as long as it takes. I’ll hold you close. I’ll tell you that the pain won’t last forever, that I understand how it hurts. I know my words won’t take all the pain away, but I want to give you hope to help you endure until joy comes in the morning, until your cries turn into laughter, your tears disapear, and you get a glimpse of the goodness I am bringing. For now though, you can just rest in my embrace and find shelter from the storm. In my arms, I whisper my promises over you, count on them…

I will not leave you or forsake you…Deuteronomy 31:6

I will make all things work together for your good…Romans 8:28

These troubles are only light and momentary when compared to the glory that will last forever…2 Corinthians 4:17

I know the plans I have for you, they are for good, not harm or evil… Jeremiah 29:11

I love you…John 3:16

~ Your Heavenly Father

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” ~Romans 15:13

Reality and a Pep Talk

FB_IMG_1503267232508Woke up this morning, that’s good! So far I’ve managed to get a load of laundry in and make coffee (and hot chocolate for the little one’s). If my 7 year old could have it his way, he’d already be trading his hot chocolate for a nice cup of joe. My four year old is dressed, all by himself he did it, mismatched clothes, backwards short, mohawk and all….it’s a sight! A good one though, with everyday my children are becoming more and more independent. I try to hold on to what I can as long as I can without smothering them, but I love watching them grow. And grow, they will do. But we have today, sure to be filled with toddler tantrums, lots of assistance, defiance, and lots of love in the middle of it all. Let’s do this!