Other side of the coin for me: I have to hurry my son through breakfast and morning rituals to get him out the door on time. I have to do the “walk of shame” as I like to call it as I stroll him into daycare where I give a quick kiss and hug goodbye and say, “be good today, I love you”. I get to wonder all day if his needs are being met and if he is missing me and wishing we were together. I work in anticipation for time when I get to pack up and head over to get him, just to find he’s had emotional struggles that day, or wasn’t given enough sunscreen and now is sunburnt, or “worse” yet…his day was FANTASTIC and I missed it.
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:10-12 NIV
Thank you for loving us so much that you would give the ultimate sacrifice so that we may raise our children to know you and recognize your love for them. Help us to lean on your promise of hope and of a future for us and our children. I pray that each person reading this will be shown little glimpses of your heavenly plan. That we would encounter you daily and that we would be able to see you in all we do. Lord, please give us strength to get through the days that are pressed with guilt and burdens. We trust you in all we do and trust in your promise. Protect our children as we are away.
In Your Name, Amen.