I had an exhausting weekend.
Hurting friends who needed to stop by to talk and pray with us for a few hours.
Extended family battling illnesses and me trying to figure out how best to help from both nearby and, for one, from a distance.
Fretting over some future decisions that will affect our family.
One of my sons’ favorite friends losing his grandma last week whom he was so very close to and, as a result, him wanting to hang out with us over the weekend to help him in his grief. Oh and….“Could you also make fried chicken and peanut-butter apple crisp for dinner Mom E.? I’d really like that.”
Of course I cancelled the frozen pizza plans and happily obliged.
In the midst of the emotional energy it took to get through about the last five days, I have gotten very little accomplished and gotten even littler sleep.
While driving the mancub to his golf match, he wanted to play some music through the car’s stereo from his new smartphone (that he bought, by the way. If our kids want a smart phone they have to be smart and earn money for it. Otherwise their dad and I think an old flip-phone from a yard sale is more than adequate to communicate with us!)
Now, you must know that the mancub likes listening to country music. I mean cryin-on-the-front-porch-coon-dog-riding-in-my-truckbed-fishin-hole-on-Saturdays-and-Sunday-go-to-church-meeting country music.
I sighed and said “Okay”, even though I would have preferred blessed silence to the blaring twang.
Am I ever glad I did for THIS was the song that came out of the speakers, seeming to also be straight outta Philippians 4:6.
I hope it makes you let it go and pray like it did for me.
Well, and it might just make you tap your toe a little too. I myself may or may not have been spotted with my window down crooning the chorus at the top of my lungs while headed north on US 27. (I like embarrassing the mancub that way.)
Yep. The song is right.
Don’t worry ’bout nothin’. Pray about everything.
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