There’s so much going on in the world right now. It’s depressing for so many different reasons. My husband noted that during the biggest event in recent history, our kids are completely oblivious to what is going on around them. They probably won’t even remember weeks of social distancing. They don’t know schools have closed or that small businesses are shutting their doors for good. I am actually quite thankful for that…not that businesses are closing, but that my children are sheltered from the stress and chaos that is currently our world. Fortunately, except for missing their church family, not much has changed in my children’s lives. I am so blessed, but I am finding myself, more and more, getting sucked into it all…all the different feelings, the fears, the opinions. I need to step back. I need to readjust my focus, and for now, bring it back closer to home. I want to continue to lead my children to pray for our country, but not drive them into panic and fear. I want to drown my family in togetherness and nature. I want to get lost in dirt and giggles, not fear and panic. I want to lead my children to faith and trust…and I need to lead by example.
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