Today's admission is simple:
I'm learning to be the light.
A hurdle was thrown in my path today.
And I wanted to sulk.
But...my girls deserve better.
(Not to mention this unusual spring weather begged for jubilation.)
We tossed some dried fruit and cheese in a back pack, pulled on our sunglasses,
and headed out for a picnic.
A blanket, a tree, and some flowers set the stage for fun in the sun.
After a few minutes in the sunlight, I realized the disappointment that could have sent me into a pit of self-pity was actually an opportunity to enjoy a few precious minutes with my beauties.
(Because I've missed too many.)
The world is full of hurts, hurdles, disappointments, and darkness.
I want my girls to know how to find joy amid the sorrow.
Knowing life lessons are caught, not taught, means I have to set the example.
Lord, remind me to seek the light when my mood is dark
and to be the light when life wounds my babies' hearts.
I don't always do this.
But, thanks to Your grace, I'm learning.
Learning to be the light.