I have a job too. I hug and help and dress and bless our children. I feed them and I connect with them and make sure that everyday they are where they need to be. I shop for them. I cook for them and quiz them and check homework. I praise them for projects well-done. I play catch. I lace up shoes. I change diapers....and gather up laundry. I read books and drive to music lessons and sports practice. I write lots of checks.......
And just for fun.....and to pay for groceries.....I go to work about 32 hours every week and try to fit it in between the drop off and the pick up of my kiddos......and be attentive and responsive to the high risk and trying-their-hardest young families I visit. These families have hard stories....andd really cute kiddos.
I don't live an easy life but I do live a good one. I want to get a really big therapeutic dog and I may not get to have her because it doesn't seem to make sense to those who love me best......but still....they do not walk a single day in my shoes. Only I do. Me and the Lord.
The KC team just lost the world series.....I was quietly hoping they would win because they are midwestern and we folks in the midwest live a certain way. I'm disappointed but not defeated. Life is full of these kinds of things. Hope....discouragement....and regrouping.....and seeking....and praying....and eventually hoping again. It's how things go this side of Heaven.