But, before I get to that, I just want to say that my kids are trying to kill me.
And, if you have kids? One day...your kids will try to kill you, too.
Oh, there are times when they don't mean to...like, when they're sick, or when their friends aren't including them, or when you find out that they didn't make the squad. Your heart will feel like it's breaking into a million pieces, because you love them so much, and it KILLS you to see them hurting.
You can't really help those times.
But then there are times, like this past Friday night...when your married son and his wife say they are coming "home" for the night...and you wait. And you wait. And you wait.
And, because you don't want to bother them or nag them, since they are adults and all...you wait until you can't stand it any longer and are wanting to GO TO BED because it's almost 10 o'clock at night and they still aren't there...and you text to ask him their ETA, and you get these words back: "we haven't left yet."
And they live 2 1/2 hours away.
You see what they're doing to me? Because OF COURSE I'm going to stay up until they get here. It was a long night for this ol' gal.
And then, today, our college boy decided to go with a group of friends up to Nashville, Tennessee to some sort of "festival" to hear a particular band...and they had to leave at 5:30 IN THE MORNING, because it's a 6 HOUR TRIP EACH WAY. They made it safely, and all of that...but now they are going to be driving back to school, and probably won't get there until 3 in the morning or later.
The best part of today, aside from having Logan and Morgan here with us, is that Holly's college friends threw her a baby shower! We got ready and headed down to Little Rock...Holly, Morgan, and me.
It was so fun! All of her friends were so kind, and so excited for her. Three of the girls already have babies of their own, so it was neat to see them all as little Mommies. I am so thankful for the friendships Holly shares with each one of those girls. What a blessing they have been, and will continue to be...as they raise their children together.
It was a day full of blessings, and we are so thankful.
And now? We wait. And we pray...as three of our children travel long distances on dark highways in bad weather...knowing that God's hand is not too short that He can't save them...wherever they are. And begging God for travel mercies and protection for them as they drive. And asking for peace for this worried Momma's heart.
"Behold, the hand is not so short that it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear." Isaiah 59:1