Today was really the worst of all. With my Granddaddy's funeral behind me, I was ready to come home and rest with my thoughts. Rest: that elusive word! That obviously did not happen. As we were getting ready this morning, my husband strained his back. This happens about three times a year, and it's really painful for him. He can barely walk or sit up at all. I felt so badly for him. He hates to be in need! And I will confess, I didn't think I had the stamina to serve him well.
We made it home, the kids were fed three meals (if a gas station meal of snacks and juice counts), they were bathed, and cuddled here and there. But that's about it. Between the demands that come with traveling and returning home, plus these additional stresses, I was not myself today. I was basically a bear! Thankfully, the Lord and my family are very forgiving!
I'm going to bed. I'm praying for encouragement, strength and peace for tomorrow, none of which I had today. I'm so thankful that those things are not elusive. There is always hope through Jesus Christ, and I'm clinging to it tonight.
"But you, O Lord, be not far off; oh my Strength, come quickly to help me."