Mar 31, 2008

A Broken Heart

Skip and Seth about 5 years ago

Last night was rough. It was the eve of Skip leaving us again. He is starting his new position on Tuesday, but today he had to go to some appointments in Corpus, such as getting an inspection done on our possible new home. I know that this transition is only for a couple of weeks, but my son Seth had a total meltdown last night. He flat out did not want his daddy to go. Normally when Seth gets upset about something, Skip can have a little talk and everything is okay in a few minutes. This time there were uncontrollable tears as his little heart broke. I tried to pray with him, and reassure him that we will still see daddy almost every other night, but all Seth could think about was himself and his desire to have more time with his father. My boys have been spending so much time together since we moved to Victoria and Seth did not want that to stop.


The tears Seth shed made me think about my relationship with Jesus. Am I crying out for time with him? Is the time I do spend in His presence making me long for more and more time with Him? Am I sad when I don't see Him working in my life? Do I stop at nothing to make the time to pray and praise him daily? Seeing Seth long for more time with his earthly father was an excellent reminder to me to be broken hearted for time with my heavenly Father.

7 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Have you posted about Skip taking a new position and I somehow missed it?

Loved this post about wanting more of our Father God and our Jesus. So true. I'm just finishing reading Anne Graqham Lotz MY HEART"S CRY Longing For More Of Jesus. It is fantastic. I had never read any of her work before. She has a delightful way of weaving the book around scripture and it just flows. I would recommend it if you haven't read it.

Tell us more about what is going on!!!I did follow the link to Skips blog.
Susan

Pam said...

Great, great reminder to all of us, dear Susie.

Single parenting to some extent myself right now, please know I am praying for you, your precious children and Skip as he has to be away.

May the Lord quickly resolve your house situation so that you might be under one roof again with little complication.

So excited to see how God is leading and guiding your family and can't wait to hear of all the new ways He'll be using you and Skip in the coming days as you minister in His name.

Susanne said...

Praying the time goes quickly till you are all in your new home again.

What a good lesson for us all about our relationship with our heavenly Father.

momrn2 said...

What a powerful challenge for us all!

Praying this transition goes quickly!!

DA Wagners said...

Wow! I can't believe the movement your life has taken. I'm sure you are in one of the moments in life where you just stay close to God, because you have no idea what He is up to. I'm excited to see what happens next!

Twisting his arm said...

That is totally cool you guys are moving back to Corpus! God sure keeps life interesting, doesn't he?!?!?!

Chappyswife said...

I've been through this, too. It's tough. I pray it goes quickly and smoothly for all of you.

How many of us are at that point in our lives where we are yearning more for God? I pray to hunger and thirst for Him regularly.

Good post. Give Seth a hug from me.