Every Friday Lisa-Jo gives a writing prompt. She asks those who participate to follow these 3 simple rules and then take a few moments to read other posts and share our encouragement. Come on. You know you want to do it!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
I just saw this posted on The Gypsy Mama and I love writing so this is my first go at it.
I woke up and began my normal routine this morning…bathroom, clothes, makeup, teeth, breakfast, internet. After only seconds of being on the internet I read about the horrific tragedy in Colorado.
My heart sunk. Suddenly the bagel with peanut butter did not sit well in my stomach, nor did my morning chai latte taste as sweet.
And my heart and soul literally screamed ENOUGH.
I cannot fathom how painful this is to all involved. Nor can I even begin to know the depths of hurt that our Creator feels.
It’s senseless and horrific. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.
My brain starts playing the horrible tragedy over and over and like a movie it has begun to detail what would happen if it were me. Ugh. Hate that my brain does that. And then I remind myself that I can stop it and I say to myself – ENOUGH.
I do not have to live in fear because my God is big enough. My thoughts can rest in knowing that He loves each and every soul affected. He’s there. He’s enough.
So I go hugged my children and say “I love you” and in this moment that is enough.
*whew… that was much harder than I thought it would be.