One thing I cherish so much in our home (even though it doesn't happen all the time) is having dinner together as a family. I love the time together, catching up with each other and just reconnecting a bit. Now don't get me wrong, sometimes there's arguing, complaining or silence. Monday evening, the conversation went like this:
Josh - 'How was your day at work?'
Me - 'Oh, it was okay. Just a little overwhelmed though as I just feel like I'm putting fires out and not getting much accomplished and getting behind.'
Jayce - 'Mom, why don't you just borrow my Lego Fire Truck to help you put out your fires?'
Me - 'Oh, Jayce that's so sweet of you, but they're not real fires.'
Jayce - 'Well it's not a real fire truck either'
The next morning, Jayce brought me his fire truck, so that I could take it to work for a couple days to help me with my 'fires.' I love this little boy's sense of humor and how God used him to remind me that these little battles I've been dealing with at work and at home needed a little perspective. They're not near as big of deal as I was feeling they were and I just needed to take a deep breath and realize these aren't real fires and God's got this!
May you also find a little perspective in the midst of your battle and find peace in God's grace! And if means putting a toy fire truck on your desk as a visual reminder, then do that too!
As we enter a weekend, I'm going to rest on God's promise in Matthew 11:28. 'Come to me, those who are weary, and I will give you rest.'