As a parent to small children, do you ever wonder how you are going to make it through the day? Between tantrums, spills, and multiple night awakenings, this season of life can often feel exhausting, isolating, and stretching.
But I am here to let you know, you are not alone.
In Luke 24 there is a story of two disciples who left Jerusalem, to walk towards the town of Emmaus. As these two travelers walked away, they were full of confusion, disorientation, unfilled expectations. Much like parenting can often feel. Yet they were not alone. They had one another as companions.
I’m honored you found me and would love to have you walk with me, because life was meant to be shared together. I trust that my stories will help you, just as much as hearing from you, you breathe renewed energy into mine.
As the story unfolds, unknown to these weary travelers, Jesus himself shows up in their midst, and walks with them, renewing and restoring. And as they reach their Emmaus destination and gather around the table, bread was offered and blessed, broken and shared. They awakened. Their eyes were open to finally see that the One they had been looking for, searching for, was here–here in this ordinary place, around an ordinary table, in an ordinary home. And as Jesus disappeared from their sight they realized that he had been with them all along the way. They were never really alone.
In a similar manner God often surprises me, often showing up in those moments when I am most unaware. In the ordinary, the unexpected, the drudgery and the craziness–meeting God face to face in the lives of my most precious gifts, Owen, Connor & Zachary. This is what makes this busy season of life rewarding, as I awaken to encounter the Divine in the midst of it all, giving HOPE and JOY in the managed chaos, day in and day out.
With boys, managed is the operative word!
So will you join with me to dare to look? To dare to peek my eyes open and truly see–the One who has always been, is, and will always be?
“Were not our hearts burning within us as he talked with us along the road…?”
For big or small, significant or not, it is all held together by our loving Creator, for truly, everything belongs.
I’m honored to have you join me in this journey…
Blogger and author of Ordinary Miracles: Awakening to the Holy Work of Parenting