Joining in with Lisa Jo Baker for 5 Minute Friday. Today’s prompt word is: Glue. I have 5 minutes to write. No planning, no editing, just writing for the sake of writing.
I think I am.
When I think of the word glue, I immediately think of how I feel like I am the glue of our family. Most times this is an incredible blessing. Being a wife and mother is my God-given vocation, and I love every crazy, exhausting second of it. Other times, I feel like if I don’t have the right answers or make the right decisions the whole family will fall apart. I am the glue that tells everyone it will be alright. I must always be positive, never voicing that I am worried or unsure of what to do.
What a silly mess I get myself into thinking I am the glue that fixes everything!
Last night, after Holy Thursday mass, I had the chance to pop back into church for Eucharistic Adoration. It was such a blessing. Just the Lord and me, and silence. Blissful silence—that is unheard of with nine children running around!
I knelt, enjoying the silence, and my gaze kept resting on the painting of the Divine Mercy. I could hear Jesus telling me to trust in him. It was that simple.
I know Jesus is the glue of my life and my family’s—not me!!! What a burden is lifted off my shoulders when I remember that! Jesus will glue all of my broken pieces back together and heal me. Jesus, I trust in you!
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3