This week my husband and 2 teenage sons traveled to Washington, DC with our parish to participate in the annual March for Life. The overarching theme for this year's walk was Adoption, a topic that is very near and dear to our hearts, making their being there (and each for their first time), even more special.
Faith, 8, and I stayed behind and enjoyed our mommy/daughter bonding time. I also enjoyed some HUGE successes with things I am generally either incredible anxious over as I do them or avoid altogether out of fear.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Phil 4:6
2. I stayed home alone. For 2 nights. And I was not afraid. Now again, if this was a list for a 16 year old girl it makes sense to be a victory, but it seems a little out of sync for a (let's say more mature) girl. For many years if my husband, Kevin had to be out of town for the night, I'd invite people to stay with me - my sister, a friend, even on occasion other friend's kids. The times I've had no choice, and stayed home alone without company I've do so deathly afraid. I'd be up all night long in a state of pure panic - though the upside - it was some powerful prayer time! This week was different, I actually enjoyed the quiet and the solitude, and did not once worry about what 'could' or what 'might' happen, I just prayed and trusted.
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56:3