2011-05-09 - What Would Hannah Say?
1 Samuel 1:1-2:11
There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2)
I am honored to be a mom. I have six children, four boys and two girls. I don't get to see my oldest very often, but he is doing what he was born to do, and it helps knowing Samuel is pursuing God's will. I see Samuel once a year. It would make me incredibly sad to think about the things I missed experiencing with my son, but I deal with these feelings like any other; I pray to the Lord.
I am not ashamed to ask the Lord why something is the way it is, or seek His counsel. He rarely answers when I want Him to, but He will answer.
When night has fallen, and I am ready to close my eyes, I glance back on the day and realize I made it through. I did not get to hear my Samuel laugh or see his face, but I focus on my other children, and the other gifts and blessings, and my heart is lifted.
Lord, may I not take for granted the family you have given me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.