The lawn looks good. The termites have not nested in our house. The dog behaved inside. Whew.
The discussion with the fire dept. staff, as well as the most recent multi-symptom, multi-system health issues Chad's been experiencing, are leaving feelings of uncertainty.
Then let's get to work, shall we? State standardized testing, disruptions to the "normal" schedule, and most pertinent, a student death and the effect it has on every person in the school. This has left students and adults at the school with a sense of uncertainty on some levels.
I'm beginning to feel like a person standing as a target, being plastered with paintballs. Each one hitting and stinging a little, then splattering paint around that leaves a mess. I'm covered in colors of paint and am continuing to be pelted with more.
It would be easy to cower down and accept all of it. To be stung by the hits and let the bruises hurt me. But easy isn't in my vocabulary these days!
Every night as I pray with and for my kids, I pray that they will have courage and confidence. Not just in who they are and what they look like, but that they will have the courage and confidence to rely on the One who makes us brave.
Stumbled across this song this week and have listened to it at least 50 times. The link below is to a video of the song. I haven't really watched that, just listened to the words. Knowing there's a plan in the midst of uncertainty.