Last week I disappointed my husband, had to turn in my Mommy of the year card, and acted like a fake pretending all was right in the world. It was one of those weeks. You know, the kind of week where no matter where you turned or what you did, you messed up. I was in a snit and I couldn’t shake this blue funk hanging over my head. I acted as mean as a snake, ornery, and ended up hurting those I cared about most.
That week was in need of a do-over!
Do you ever wish for a second chance? Do you sometimes dream that a film crew was following you around with some director yelling “CUT!” each time you royally screw up, giving you another take to say what you really meant? Or do you dream of a magical time machine that would allow you to go back and fix the mistakes you made? Let me tell you, my friend, you do get a second chance! Grab a cup of coffee and allow me to explain.
Here’s how my week went, in a nutshell:
Frustrated with my dated, slow computer, when my husband came to my rescue to try to help, I was short and snippy with the man I love, which resulted in a small argument, all within earshot of our boys.
When my son asked, sweetly, for the third time if I would snuggle up and watch his favorite movie with him, I snapped at him that I didn’t have the time and my heart broke when I saw the look on his face and how I had let him down.
At a recent church event, I was all sunshine and “Hey, y’all!” when I just wanted to be honest and share how I didn’t trust Him in the midst of my week of frustration, all while my family were watching this stranger masquerading around as Miss Pleasant.
sigh. Haven’t we all been there?
Well, weary momma, I’m sending you a virtual hug and letting you know you do have the chance to do it over. While it may not erase things you did and said and the mistakes you made away, it does make things infinitely better. Ready for it?