When You Don’t Have First Day Pictures…

IMG_4174.PNGTo the mom or dad today whose son or daughter passed away and they would be taking their first day of school pictures. To the mom or dad whose child is fighting for their life in a hospital and would be taking their first day of school picture. To the wife and husband who have been trying to have a child and wishes they could be apart of the first day of school pictures. To the woman or man who is still single and want nothing more than to marry and have a family. To have kids to take first day of school pictures. (That’s me by the way.) I want you to know I get it. I understand the pain that comes with days like today. I understand how the emptiness feels bigger on days like today. I understand how hard it can be to keep hoping when year after year you still have no cute pictures to share on Facebook. I get it all.
So I wanted to give you some love today. I wanted to let you know that you are thought of. I wanted to let you know that you are being prayed for. I wanted to let you know that you are loved. I don’t know your situation and we may have never
met, but that doesn’t mean I can’t cover you in love and support. This morning I took my unrealized dream and hope of a family to God. I told him how my heart was breaking. I asked Him to protect my heart and thoughts as I see image after image of others living out my dream. And if I need to I will take a break from social media today to protect myself. It’s okay to do that. It doesn’t mean you aren’t happy for others, it just means your heart needs a little extra protection today.
Psalm 34:18 tells us that God is near to the broken hearted. Though you may feel alone in your grief, frustration, and maybe even some bitterness today, you are not. God is there waiting to hold you. Waiting to comfort you. Waiting to give your weary heart and spirit rest. Please won’t you let Him. “God I pray for all who are hurting today. Those who are feeling the emptiness of their hearts and arms today. Lord cover them in your love, grace, patience, in a way that overwhelms them. In Jesus name. Amen.” ❤

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