“How was your day?!” I routinely asked as my two daughters flung open the doors and clamored with chatter. As she set her book bag down and clicked her seatbelt, my older daughter suddenly became serious …
“My head really hurts…” and that’s when I caught sight of blood dripping down my sweet girls face.
“OH MY GOODNESS, BRIANNE!!!!” I reacted, which sent her calm demeanor into a frantic set of questions…
“What -what is it- is it bad- can you see it?”
When we prayed on the way to the ER, my purpose was to level the emotion in the car with calm. With peace in knowing that we don’t always understand His plan, and reminders that He’s good …His plans for us are good …and He loves us. A love that is so strong that when we cry out He hears every word. He is there, with us.
He was there in the car that day, as our evening was re-routed from dance class to the ER.
It was bad. Staple in the head bad.
When our playlist gets interrupted, we need to steer our thoughts to a solid plan of action.
New hardware in place, she looked at the doctor and asked,
“Can I dance with this in my head?”
“Well, sure,” he answered …“when is dance?”
“Right now,” she stated matter of factly, “I’m late.”
(Insert room full of laughter…)
Father, Praise You for brave little ones. Thank You for the lessons that You teach us about Your love through their lives. Forgive us for letting fear kidnap our focus on You when calamity strikes, and help us to breathe deeply into Your love when unexpected hardship happens. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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