what do I know of excruciating?

I sat through a tough football game this morning. Tough on the boy… tougher, maybe, on this mama’s heart. It’s painful thing to watch your child fall short on the playing field. Losses like this morning, though, are what make the boy a man.

I came home and started a tweet… “the making of a man might very well be” and my phone rang.

“She didn’t make it.”

and in that instant my heart split wide as I choked back sobs. An hour before this text came, “PLEASE PRAY NOW….” A friend’s 17-year-old daughter had been in a car accident.  I prayed not knowing any other details. I just prayed.

I’m still praying and my heart hurts so very, VERY deeply for my friends who lost a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, and a cousin today.

I’ve hugged my kids tight… even the boy. I’ve revamped the plans today to include a Sabbath celebration tonight. We haven’t gathered around the table in oh-so-very-long and we need to. We need to celebrate that we have today. I’ve grocery shopped and made bread. The one thing I haven’t done? …finish that tweet.

My tweet was going to say, “the making of a man might very well be the most excruciating thing a mother’s heart endures.”

What do I know of excruciating?

6 thoughts on “what do I know of excruciating?

  1. This post ripped out my heart, made me cry and made me think of my children. So greatful for my my children and my heart aches for your friend and their family.

  2. May God comfort your friends. May God comfort you and your son. In God’s heart, pain doesn’t have categories. Pain is pain, and God loves each of us through our pain. He doesn’t have priorities when he is wrapping people up in his love, because he can wrap all of us up at once. He doesn’t need to choose who goes first or highest. We thank God for his presence in the lives of those he loves and redeems by never choosing one over the other. May the power of the Holy Spirit give you and your friends the strength to grieve through your pain to the triumph at the end.

  3. Praying for Nikki and her family during their time of mourning.. May God wrap His everlasting Loving arms around them and Make His Prescence known to them! Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

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