I have a ratty notebook beside my computer full of post ideas. While washing dishes, I'll think, "Oooo, that's a good thing to blog about!" I'll run, suds-covered hands to my computer and scribble down something illegible, something that I just know you guys would love.
Then, two days later when I have 2.3 seconds to sit and write, the topics in my notebook (if I can read them) seem dumb..... shallow.......
This morning my heart is heavy.
Those corny ideas will have to wait for another day.
My thoughts are on my children.
Today officially begins the school year. Three girls are already out the door while the remaining two are still in bed, awaiting Mama's call to 'rise and shine'. (Man, I could go for a Hardees biscuit right about now..)
Those oldest three.....that are gone, not to return today until after 5:30.....that will spend an entire day away from Mom and Dad.....that will make their own decisions without council from us.....those three, precious souls that God adores....those same three are on my heart.
"Lord, they're yours. You blessed us with them....blessings they certainly are. But from the moment we knew for certain they were on their way, we prayed, giving them back to you. We're not capable, us alone in ourselves, of raising them. I can't be with them always, as You can. Speak to their nervous hearts this morning, encourage them to do what's right, what's honorable. Help them to shine today....a light in this dark land. Bless them I pray......"