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What is a Mother to Do?


"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness” (Proverbs 31:26).

Praise the Lord for the opportunity to chat with my mother this morning, across 12 time zones, to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. I read a scripture verse to her, and all is well.

After I cooked breakfast for the family, this happened.

First, Dear Son said he was feeling terribly sick. Could we skip Sunday School and just go to the church service?

We thought about it, and decided it would be OK just this one time to miss Sunday School. After all, it’s allergy season. Or maybe he caught a cold. Most likely it’s allergies, we figured.

Then the other shoe dropped.

Dear Son threw up! Are you kidding me?! Threw up! Not once, but multiple times!

So what is a mother to do?

We were going to take separate vehicles to church, anyway, because after church, Dear Hubby has to drive to the airport to pick up my mother-in-law, who is flying home from her vacation.

So Dear Hubby could not stay at home with Dear Son so that I could go to church on Mother’s Day.

Guess who had to stay at home with a sick child?

On Mother’s Day, no less.

But this is a test, isn’t it?

What is a mother to do on Mother’s Day when her child is sick and throwing up and all that awful stuff?

A mother stays at home with her baby until he is all better.

There is no evening service tonight because the church is giving moms the evening off.

So here I am.

Live streaming of the church service suddenly has never been a more genius idea.

God is good!

In Christ Alone,
Jan

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