It is Well

thelilypadspa.comWhat is he doing with his coat unzipped in this kind of weather? There he was, not dressed well for the weather that was way below 20°. On this day it was only 1° There he stood in his snow boots, hat, warm jacket that was completely unzipped with no gloves or mittens on his hands. Staring at him I had so many questions.

Where's your mama? Aren't you cold? Why do you come so unprepared when the weather is so freezing? How is it that for you?

Deeper questions came into my mind as well.  They made me think of moments that I felt cold and alone unable to take care of myself. I felt those feelings recently when I spent time with my mom. Now it requires extra amounts of patience because of her dementia. There are those moments when I feel cold and alone. Not knowing scares me, often terrifies me if I only look at it. It feels like a deep vacuum of not knowing questions.
Not knowing
How long I have with her
How long this stage will last
If there will come a time that she doesn't remember me
Not knowing!
I feel cold as if my jacket is open and I feel so vulnerable.
It is a constant struggle to trust Jesus to completely take care of me. I have issues with control.The truth is that God is faithful and I can rely on the love He has for us. I John 4:16 Because of this fact no mater how cold or alone I feel, I can confidently say, "It is well with my soul".
When do you feel cold, alone and vulnerable?
Prayer
Jesus thank you that you were the one that comes in and zips up my jacket, tells me to be warm in your love and to be comforted by your embrace. I am warmed knowing that you have all things ready. I take comfort in your plans for me.

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One of those days


Yes it is true, children say the funniest things!

I am a teacher and that means that in any given day a young student may say something that is politically incorrect for adults but hysterical to hear.

Yesterday with a room full of students one student asked to use the restroom. I gave permission and was working with students when I noticed that the bathroom door was open. Where did he go I wondered. It would not be unusual for this student to leave the room and use the bathroom in the hallway. I asked the class if they knew where he had gone.  Just then a voice rings out from the bathroom, I in here, I go poop!”
I quickly walked over to the door to shut it giggling the whole time!
Today, a little girl in kindergarten asked me what was wrong with my face! “It’s a mole”, I told her. She replied, “did you get it from scratching yourself too hard?”
These are so funny! I love that they say what they think, ask questions when they do not understand and then just move on.  We can learn a lot from these little ones!
Maybe this is why Jesus says for the little children to come to Him! 
Prayer
Father, help us to have childlike eyes to see, simple hearts to receive and questioning minds that ask questions. Help us to just move on after things are over.

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