Parenting is a series of letting go, a series of trusting God with the children that He has given to us. Will I trust Him to keep them safe while they’re at school? Will I trust Him to provide a friend at the lunch table?
Watching this documentary was good for my soul. It helped me try to put myself in Kara’s shoes. How would I spend the last two years of my life on earth if I knew the end was near? Why am I acting like I have an infinite amount of time when I don’t know what the future holds? Sometimes we need to be reminded of our mortality.
Our fast-paced American lives tell us to work harder, do more, enroll our kids in one more activity, and say “yes” to one more volunteer request. We’re often running on autopilot, without leaving time to process how we’re actually living. Do we share long embraces and lingering kisses with our spouse, or are we just ships passing in the night?
I really enjoyed this conversation with The Women Encouraged Podcast. There’s a temptation to think the grass is greener on the other side, and we can easily slip into a “what-if” mentality. Yet the gospel provides truth and hope to battle our discontentment.