Mother’s Day was good. I got a new computer (YAAY!), 2 new books by Beth Moore, and some dark chocolate. My younger daughter Sarah spent the weekend with my mom back home, and got to visit with her cousins and my grandmother. I’m happy about that, even though Lindsey and I couldn’t be there (it’s a 10-hour drive, she gets out of school this week and is going next weekend for the summer, and we can’t afford to make the trip two weeks in a row.) Sarah enjoyed the visit very much and said she’d like to visit more often – score one for the home team!
I got a bit of bad news yesterday. When I told Sarah that we are coming down next weekend, she told me that’s the weekend of her GT (gifted and talented) class trip. They are leaving Saturday and won’t be back until Wednesday. Bummer. I won’t get to see her. Lindsey’s heart is set on going next weekend, and she’s been looking forward to it all year. Not sure how we’ll handle that.
On my way to work this morning, I got behind a dump truck with “Dump Bodies & Trailers” printed on the back. I was particularly intrigued by the “dump bodies” part, and to be honest, my ex came to mind. Not hatin’, just statin’. He had sent Lindsey a card with some money to use for my mother’s day gift. It was a nice card, and in it he actually reminded her to be respectful and obedient to her mother. However, when she talked to him on the phone, he told her “I don’t hate your mother. I hate what she did, but I don’t hate her.” (I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying “Yeah I hate that I married him, too.”) So he’s still at it, trying to prove that he’s the better person. Whatever. Lindsey said “Don’t worry about it Mom. I know what he’s doing, but it isn’t going to work.”
Anyway, normally I would be really upset about it, and it does make me very angry that he would do that to his children just to get back at me, but I am learning to take God at His word, which says in Jeremiah 31:16 –
This is what the LORD says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the LORD. “They (your children) will return from the land of the enemy.”
No, I’m not planning to dismember anyone. I just thought the dump truck sign was a funny way to be reminded of Romans 12:19 –
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
Don’tcha love God’s sense of humor?