I sat in the office at the middle school where Cub 1 attends listening to the adults sitting around the conference table:
“…he is capable of the doing the work…”
“…he used to be in my gifted class…”
“…he hit another student in the hall just this morning…”
“…there is no space between his thoughts and his actions…”
“…he seemed to hit a wall in early October. His grades turned to F…F…F…F…”
I had to hold back the tears several times while in our last meeting. We all sat together – some willing to try anything, others not so much – to come up with some ways [ANYTHING] to keep Cub 1 from failing seventh grade this year. After the meeting PB and I debriefed in the school’s parking lot.
He’s our gift. He was given to us. Even when the bag of tricks gets low, or even empty, and we get tired…so very tired, we keep at it because that’s what parents do. We spend a lot of time in prayer asking for more guidance.
So, what’s your bag of tricks that you use for your situation looking like these days? Is it running low? What’s your next plan for saving your marriage? Are you running out of ways to shift money around to pay bills? Looking for quick fixes to lose weight? How long are you going to spend reading daily devotionals in place of instead of in addition to going to bible study? Checking your horoscope in order to determine what your day will be like? Are you drinking an extra cup of coffee or other caffeine even though your body is screaming that it needs a break? Is parenting a struggle?
What about talking to God? Ask Him to refill your bag. Just a thought.
Day 24: I’m thankful for a replenished bag.
Peace and Blessings!