We’ve got one week left until my little ladies complete their first year of school! I can’t believe it’s almost over. It’s been a pretty rough year for this Moma. I never knew Kindergarten could be so stressful… for a Mommy!!! My eyes have been opened in huge ways.
There have been a lot of gifts this year as well. One thing that I love is that our school is in our neighborhood and we get to walk to school!
I also love how much pride the little ladies have in their school. They we so excited to get all dressed up for open house and show their little brother around their school. It really is wonderful to see these little people grow up!
I’ve been struggling with some anxiety again this week. I woke up the other morning with my heart racing and feeling sick to my stomach. It was 5:22am. A few weeks back I really felt God drawing me in closer to Him and making it clear to me that now, more than ever, I need to be spending time alone with Him and the only way that was going to happen would be early in the morning, before anyone was awake. It’s been amazing how several times a week He wakes me up around 5am to get alone with Him.
I got up and sat in front of the sliding glass door in our play room. As I looked outside at the dimly lit morning, I began to pray. I’ve been really stressed out about school next year (I know, one year at a time!). I’ve been concerned about who my girls will be placed with as we’ve had some difficult personalities in our class this year. I’ve struggled with things other children have said to my girls, they way they’ve been treated, and some things they’ve learned that I wish they hadn’t. Through my tears in the early morning I felt like God gently told me that He has the final word in my children’s lives, not the influence of other children at school. I’ve been giving some of these children more power than they deserve rather than trusting God more with my children and His power over them.
It was another phenomenal moment of peace flooding over me. I’m so grateful that God woke me up to remind me that He has the final word in this life and not the sin that surrounds us in this world.
“In this world you WILL have trouble. But take heart. I have overcome the world!”
Thank you Jesus for that promise and truth.
Have a great weekend!