GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The original film "Steel Magnolias" (1989) has got to be one of my favorite movies, hands down. It's when I (and the entire planet, I suppose) fell madly in love with Julia Roberts. She played the main character of Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie.
The story centers around Shelby's relationship with her mother M'Lynn (short for Mary Lynn, a role fulfilled by the amazing Sally Field) and their extended bond with M'Lynn's best lady friends in a small town in Louisiana. It's an incredible tale (based on a true story) of the strength of the female spirit in the face of unimaginable pain and sadness. It If you haven't seen it, you should. Right now. Finish reading this then go find it online or Netflix or via Red Box, etc. It's that good.
Anyway, one of my favorite lines in the movie occurs after Shelby tells her Mom she's pregnant and a very angry M'Lynn responds that she should not have been so careless, since her Type 1 Diabetes could spell complications and major health concerns for a pregnant and post-childbirth Shelby. M'Lynn lashes out at her daughter out of sheer, blind, overwhelming worry. Shelby responds by saying, "Mama, you worry too much. In fact I never worry 'cause I always know you're worried enough for the both of us."
Oh, Shelby, how right you are. A mother's worry. Is there anything more potent? I wish I had a little more control over the frequency and intensity of my worry, particularly as it relates to my child. To be fair, I'm really on worried about Kyle in two instances: day and night. #sorrybuticanthelpit
It's not that I don't worry about a great many other people and things, as well; it's just that my son tops the list. It drives him insane. Sigh. But, as one of my pals at my day job always reminds me, "Worrying means you suffer twice." Hmpf.
I'd be lying if I said I'll ever stop worrying about Kyle ... or my other family members ... or my friends ... or issues at work ... or in the community ... or whether or not the Cavs can repeat. Hmm. But I will make more of an effort to stress less over stuff like that last one...and the myriad of other things that are absolutely out of my hands. I'm putting them in someone else's very capable ones, instead. Someone far greater than anyone else...
Wonder if He's a Cavs fan?
1 Pt 5:5b-14-Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.