Kate said strong.
My first-born son was asked in an 11th Grade class, “Who is the strongest person you’ve ever met?”
His answer was simply two words, “My mom.”
I was floored when he told me that. Floored, and flattered! My first two kids went through the hard with me. The separation and the divorce. My third was young enough that he doesn’t remember much of those hard, hard days. In fact, one day he told me he had a brilliant idea that Daddy and I should live together in order for all the people he loved so much would be together under one roof.
That profound statement was spoken as we waited in a McDonald’s to-go line! I almost choked.
Michael, we tried that and it didn’t work. To which he said, “Okay.”
What constitutes strong?
I was born with a strong gene – I really didn’t know that until I needed to know it and USE IT.
I am woman…hear me roar!
I learned just how strong I was when launched into single parenthood. Of course, God was behind the scenes, I had Him tucked way behind the curtains because I was so mad at Him! Yet, He gave me grace upon grace.
Now, that is something I am missing these recent days. Having succumbed to some illness, I became weak. Unable to stand for long periods of time. Not able to walk a distance without sitting down to rest. And, weak is not what I want to be. The Lord and I have had some interesting conversations. I’m improving daily (Rome wasn’t built in a day, they keep telling me.) and am building up my physical strength. I’ll get there, I’m confident.
In the meantime…
My roar has changed to a faint meow! But, we’ll find a happy medium. And, I always have this fundamental, truthful principle from God’s Word…
…when I’m weak – He becomes strong. 2 Corinthians 12.10
Have you lost your strength in some area of life?
Not one of these precious lives ever had a chance to be strong.