This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is SIGN. Go!
// The day starts out crazy and only gets crazier. Kids writing exams, students to teach, groceries to buy (again), and laundry that doesn’t seem to end. How on earth did I get here again?
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”
I see the graphic on the wall, and I take a breath. That’s right. I can hear Anne of Green Gables say, “Today is fresh with no mistakes in it.”
The day continues, and I race around with morning activities. Busy, Busy, Busy. All good, but busy. How can I do three things at once? This is not gonna get done in time. Oops, forgot to fetch the kids from school.
“FAMILY… Where Life begins and Love never ends.”
Good reminder. This is life; this is love. I can handle this. Deep sigh with a dash of perspective. No one is going to die if my emails remain stuck in my outbox. It’s ok.
Dinner preparations commence, yummy, satisfying. Clean up ensues. More studying, more laundry. Time to get some work done. Eish, it’s 9:30 already! I still need to write my article for today! Where has the time gone?
It’s ok. I AM home. I CAN rest. //
It’s deeply spiritual, you know, these signs around the house. I’m being incredibly spiritual by hanging them and reading them again and again.
There is a Hebrew word, “Zachar,” which means “TO REMEMBER AND REMIND.”
That’s our job as parents… our calling, our mission, our responsibility―
to remember what God has said (about us, our purpose, and our world), and to remind each other when we forget.
On the wild and wacky days, I need to be reminded of what is really important. Some of the signs in our house are Scripture verses, some of them are simply Words of Life to a weary soul. All of them breathe life to me when I’m struggling.
Words speak to me in the crazy hours. And if they do that for me, I am certain they will do the same for the other weary travelers who pass through our door.
It’s true… I do like it here.
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