Seriously? (and thank you, Morgan! ;))
My mind immediately started processing and a million ideas flashed through my head, OK maybe not a million, but some doozies.
Where should I even start?
Mad military mom. Don't mess with me. That would be for the banking lady who got snippity with me on the phone a few weeks ago.
Unhappy Home Tenant. That is because I keep having water heater problems, an air vent that leaks water, and a door that lets in cold air.
Homeschooling mom and no, it is not summer yet! That is because February is the month to grow weary of school, homeschoolers and public schoolers alike, right?!
Beware of random tears! That is because deployment is a hard and lonely journey. 'nuff said!
To be honest I do not remember what I even responded. My kids might remember. But later in the day that question kept coming back to me. What I wanted to say was not what I said, I know that much.
Contents under pressure. Yep, right now that would be my warning sign. Pressure to "do" this deployment right. Pressure to take care of my responsibilities and now my husband's as well. Pressure to raise the kids right, alone. Pressure to set a good example. Pressure to live up to everyone's expectations. Pressure to... on and on and on. Some days it is enough to make me feel like it is all going to blow up in my face.
Those are the days that I have to remind myself that I will succumb to those pressures if I try to do this alone. I KNOW that is not possible and that I am not able.
The good news is that God is. I cannot handle all of the pressure, but He can. Even when I cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is there. HE is there!
So daily I am putting on a new warning sign-
Relying on Jesus!
Because, quite frankly, what else can we do?
Matthew 11:28 says "Come to me , all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
I pray that if you too are feeling burdened, pressured and weary, that you cling to Jesus. He WILL give us rest. He is able when we are not.