Some weeks are rough. Some weeks are rougher – more rough. And some weeks are roughest.
There’s a saying that goes like this:
It will either make you or break you.
I’ve been pondering that saying this week. A crisis in a life provides a very unique opportunity for growth. It also provides the opportunity to throw in the towel and give up or in. That crisis can become such a powerful message of hope and perseverance, but it can also become a message of despair and failure. We have the choice to grow or to stall out.
My mess has been my message at different points in my life. I cringe at what I broadcast to the world in my teens. I slink at the way I handled my mess in my 20’s. Actually, I could stand a re-do on most parts of my life.
I’m grateful for 2nd chances. And for 70×7 grace.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to walk beside her in her mess and offer that grace and unconditional love that I have experienced over and over in my life.
I’m grateful she is safe tonight.
I am grateful that this rougher week is almost over.
And I am grateful that she is “mine.”