Today’s prompt is fall.
That’s what boys do. From the moment they begin to explore on their own, they fall. I remember so many times of trying to catch them from falling. Doing everything I could to keep them safe. That’s what we want to do as parents.
This week, my nine year old had a very hard fall. On his face. I wasn’t with him when it happened, but as I have pieced together what took place, I cannot imagine the pain that he felt when it happened. This one was the most serious so far. And it was stressful before we knew that he was okay.
This experience reminded me that when we fall, we get back up. We don’t stay down. We keep fighting. It may be painful, but we push through and keep moving forward.
It reminded me that when you ask God to give you strength and peace during a stressful situation, He will. I am forever grateful for that.
And, it reminded me of the power of friends and community. When we are hurting and other people surround us with prayer and encouraging texts and calls, it is powerful.
This week’s fall was rough in our household, but we are thankful for new days and healing after the fall.