A Wife Loved Like The Church

Reset button

Posted on: February 17, 2010

Yesterday we had one of those days, where from the moment both girls woke up (and honestly, me too) they were crabby, cranky and generally unpleasant. I was struggling to stay the “parent” and finding myself caught between my flesh and the Spirit. We had planned to go to tot lot (a weekly outing I, personally, enjoy and need), but I quickly realized I couldn’t effectively parent a tantruming toddler in public. I put my desires to the side (wow, did I really just say that my desire was to go to tot lot?!), took a deep breath, said a short prayer and did what I knew best for both girls.

Put them to bed.

At 10 in the morning.

And you know what? It was amazing. A total reset button for our entire day.

Hannah slept for 2 hours. Julia slept for 2.5 hours, which is completely unheard of!

The best part? I slept for 1.5 hours.

God is good. It’s like He let me have my own personal easy button.

Yesterday morning, I read this verse and was struck with the fact that my daughters are my flock, I am their shepherd. “Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.” 1 Peter 5:2, NLT.

3 Responses to "Reset button"

Great verse Sarah! Hope today is a good day for you too.

That’s awesome Sarah! I love the verse and perspective, thanks!

Indeed! What a great verse!

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