GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I was jogging through my neighborhood the other day when I accidentally overhead the snippet of a very familiar conversation.
"Do you have your helmet?"
"Sticks and pads?"
"MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! Stop - I'm not five anymore!"
Here she was, this thoughtful, concerned Mom; calling after her teenage son just to make sure he had all he needed for his (I assume) Lacrosse practice. Ah...I know her struggle only too well.
If I had a dime for every time I had to turn around and go back for a special suit or pair of goggles or even the team warm-up jacket (not to mention the time I sent my poor sister and brother-in-law over to my house to fetch a tech suit for a championship meet!) --- well, let's just say half of Kyle's impending college tuition would be paid up front.
Moms. Dads. Leaders. Directors. Managers. Authority figures. Department heads. Bosses. Head honchos. Organizers. People in charge, yo.
We all just want to make sure our team members have everything they will need for the big game --- even the things they may or may not have remembered to pack, capisce?
Don't get upset with us for checking and double-checking. You'll be glad enough when you need that extra energy bar...or battery pack...or thumb drive containing a copy of your presentation...or backup printing of your take-home final ... or spare phone charger and you find that we already covertly slipped it into your bag/briefcase/backpack.
We're just looking out for you --- and believe me, some day, you will totally get it. #yourewelcome
P.S. Please don't take this the wrong way but, to us, you will sorta always be five...
2 Cor 5:19 R. Alleluia, alleluia. God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, And entreating to us the message of reconciliation. Gospel Mt 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples: ..."Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."