I don’t know about you, but this year I’m ready for school to be out.
Last year, I feared summer. Really what I feared was the loss of the school routine. What would I do with my son every day, all summer long? This year, that fear’s been replaced. Trumped by thoughts of the children lost at Sandy Hook and Plaza Towers.
I want my child home. With me. Where I can see him and hear him and hug him and know he’s safe.
Truth be told, he’s probably not much safer at home than he is at school. I can’t protect him from all the dangers in the world any more than his teachers can. It’s just that these days this worrisome hesitation pulls at my heart when I send him off in the mornings. I kiss him goodbye knowing there are parents who did the same and never saw their children alive again.
I admit it. I’m powerless against murderous shooters, wanton bombers, natural disasters, accidents, and illness.
What’s a Momma Bear to do?
The best I can. That’s what I’ll do. While he’s in my house and under my care—while we’re together—I’ll do the best I can and ask the sovereign God to help me trust Him with the rest.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NIV
I can’t listen to this song without crying, but it fits the post. In My Arms by Plumb.
Parents, do you find yourself holding your children tighter these days?