I’m not sure which is more nerve-wracking: keeping young children from playing in the street, teaching your older child how to drive, or letting her drive alone. My teen daughter had just left the house and had only been gone 10 minutes when my phone rang. Not good.
She opened with, “It’s not an emergency and no one is dead.” I have trained her well. Relief and joy, mixed with a hint of pride.
“But it is urgent and I do need your help.” Bummer. I just got back home.
“I think I ran out of gas and I’m stuck in the turn lane in front of the gas station.” Disappointment turned to anxiety as I was already imagining her being rear-ended and seriously injured.
Are You Running On Empty?
Hey, good readers! I am taking a wee break from writing about prayer today because I want to share a bit of comic relief with you. To read the rest of my crazy adventure in energy management please join us over at Planting Roots: Strength to Thrive in Military Life today. Planting Roots is a ministry dedicated to building a Christ-centered community of military women.
Please click here to get the rest of the story and know that if you feel like you are running on empty today, you are not alone! I’m right there with you, Sister.
Let’s meet back here again tomorrow to continue our discussion on prayer!
Elizabeth is a military spouse, veteran, and mother of eight. Above and beyond caring for her family, her mission is to offer words that sustain weary moms and to empower and equip them to live and parent with purpose.