It has been ages since I have made the time to sit and pen on this most rewarding page...
I am feeling very nostalgic and overwhelmed with emotions today, and I decided that this is my time to jump back on to blogging land.
I started teaching.
I love teaching.
I will admit, I am extremely overwhelmed with my schedule. I am running about and find myself in a constant state of exhaustion. Exhaustion....... such a helpless feeling.
My sunny Southern California is not so sunny... I sit freezing and watching out the window
wondering what to do next. I have begun my three week vacation. Though I am home with the Littlest Button, I am lonely,missing the rest of my buttons, missing my students, anxious to get back and teach, overwhelmed by the list of projects that are in front of me. I wish that we could skip this time of celebration.... jump right to January, I have not yet begun to feel the joy of this season.
I am sad. My heart is heavy and hurting for the families of Sandy Hook Elementary, CT. This morning I was craving the word and I stumbled upon an article written by one of my favorite Proverbs 31 women.
I read Lysa's Blog Post regarding the families of Newtown, CT and it hit me.........
I am a mommy. My world is incomplete when I am not with my babies.... How broken I would be to find that I am in the position of one of the mommies of these sweet babies....
I am a worrier. I admit that worry is a form of fear. God does not want us to leave in fear. God does not desire that we waste minutes worrying about what we can not control. I have been praying for the families and the community members affected by this tragedy. Today, I vow to pray for the mommies affected directly by this tragedy. I can't do anything tangible for these families, but I can pray and prayer is something that I do often. I can also get more involved in my immediate community.
I am a mommy. I will hug each of my buttons until I can hug them no more. I will cherish and value every moment that I am blessed to spend with them. I will give thanks to a Sovereign and Mighty God that brings us through adversity. I am blessed with today and I will make the very best of each moment in it! I will no loner allow the world and its influence to steal my joy. This is a season of redemption. This is a season of love, the greatest love that ever was! Be blessed in knowing that we may end up in turmoil, but God's grace and love will bring us through.
Peace to the Mommies of Sandy Hook. Peace to the families that are broken and feeling hopeless.
May you find peace and hope in this difficult time and those to come.
Many hugs and loves and gratitude!!! I am so glad to be back!