The Indian Summer of Discernment

It has been a while since I posted.  Not because I have nothing to say or that I am on an extended vacation.  This blog has been silent as I have taken some time to process what has been going on in my life and that of my family for some time.   My therapist called it the Summer of Discernment.  Taking some time to process the changes I have had this year:  the school transitions to high school and upper middle and elementary school, the spectrum diagnosis for my kiddos, the struggle they have had in school, etc.    Well, looks like it will be an Indian Summer.   Or perhaps just the typical Second Spring of Central Texas.

First, today is my birthday, and it seemed appropriate to mark it as such on this blog.  I identify as a writer or author when people ask me what I do for a living.  Trophy Wife or Stay At Home Mom isn’t that glamorous to most people.  And Domestic Engineer is so 1990s.

I read this great article about 9/11 on social media today. The article was about people in direct connection to President Bush when he was on Air Force One that day.   My favorite quote is this one:

Maj. Scott Crogg: It was really a shock, but I remember thinking that the hole in the building, relative to the whole size of the Pentagon, is relatively small. It was symbolic. It’s a painful wound, but we’re big enough to absorb it.

What struck me about this quote was the resolve this person had for his country and his duty that day.  I feel that today.  Oh, I am not under attack by a foreign agent.  Well, I guess I am under attack by the Agent of Darkness (Satan).  We who profess to be believers in Jesus Christ are, and will always be, a target for Satan.

Again, I just love Maj. Crogg:  “But we’re big enough to absorb it.”  Same here, I find myself saying after a busy and trying week.  We (me through the power of Jesus Christ) are big enough to absorb it.

Blessings to you all.  Will write again soon!

XOXO, Sandra

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