How do I turn off the world for a while so I don't have to deal with so many issues at once?
Who is in charge here?
Oh... it's me. I'm the parent. I'm the one who has to figure this out.
Sadly, I am an imperfect vessel. I don't know what to do. I don't like how life throws so much crap around, and how I'm responsible for doing the right thing; which often means disciplining the right way because if I don't, my kids might be totally screwed up and it's my fault!
It's not just my kids though.... there just seems to have been an overwhelming wave of bad new lately - so many people dealing with bad stuff, family issues, sickness, and hurts.
I was out for coffee with a friend the other day, and when she asked how I was doing, I said it was as though I'm stuck in the washing machine, on spin cycle. Hopefully someone will come and get me soon, and hang me up to dry in the sun.
I'm left with only one option (besides crying and screaming into my pillow for a few minutes). I have to take my own advice (that I blab on and on about, here on my blog) to pray and trust.
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:9,10)
Still hanging on. I won't stop praying and believing and trusting. And ya, it always feels better to blurt out all the junk. Thanks for listening...