today i am praying for my friend. as i sat down to study, read, pray, and organize my crazy day into bite size pieces, i grabbed a pen. it’s a small thing, but my friend gave it to me. she always gets the best pens! i don’t know how she does it, but anytime i admire one, she will get me one for myself. so when i use this awesome pen for studying, i always think of her.
my friend is an amazing mom, a great friend, and the mother hen of my church. we all have one of those. the one who thinks of everyone else. the one who does behind the scenes that you appreciate but don’t even realize. when you show up and there is coffee already made, a special treat waiting, a hug or a prayer when you aren’t up to par, paper and ink for the printer when you were just about out, and a pen that just works when you need it to.
my friend has arrived at the next chapter of her life. her babies are all graduated high school, going to college, or living on their own. she is there. that spot. the one we aren’t sure about, but will all hit at some point. the time in our life when the babies are adults and making their own decisions – some we rejoice with, some we raise our eyebrows at, some we just hold on tight and pray for – but we’ve all been there as the kid and we will all be there as the adult.
today i pray for my friend and all the other mommies that are hitting that spot, that time of transition in all our lives. today i pray that others would find ways to appreciate those mommies where they are and love on them. i pray that each of their children would bless them in an abundant way that blindsides them with a heart overflowing with love. i pray that they are blessed beyond their imagination. i pray that, as their children make their way in the world, they remember what they have been taught and come back to include her in their decisions and lives. i pray today that God surrounds them with a confidence of the road ahead and a new light on their path.
Many say, “Oh, that we might see some good!”
Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord.
You have put more joy and rejoicing in my heart than they know when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.