Two of my kids work at a local farm. My youngest forgot he had a soccer tournament and was going to have to miss work. A HUGE problem for him. He’d given the owners his word he’d be there tonight to work.
SO, his older sister said she’d take the bus to the farm and work his shift.
I was pretty impressed. And, quite grateful that my two youngest had each other’s backs.
Fast forward to this morning. Their love-fest was over and the arguing commenced. As usual, it was over something REALLY important.
Actually, it wasn’t. It was the same trivial drivel that sets a moms’ teeth on edge. I jumped in the middle and told them to “Knock it off–I can’t listen to this before I’ve had my coffee.”
When we gathered around to have our morning devotion, I was irritated they’d argued like they had. Then, as is our routine, we ended in prayer.
Samuel began, “Thank you Lord for this day, please help Grace to do well today at the farm…”
Grace ended, “..and please help Samuel to have a great soccer game and to do well on the field.”
In the end, they love each other. I need to remember that.