There are moments which mark your life – moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same. And time is divided into two parts, before this and after this. ~ “Fallen”
I am ready to go back to work. For the first time since I started teaching, I am ready to get up at 5AM, hope for a little peace and coffee before my kids come barreling downstairs with the noise, and realize, once again, that it will NEVER HAPPEN. I am ready to cram a day’s worth of love into 3 hours at night. I am ready to put on a show for students who have no interest in the quadratic formula. I am ready to laugh in hallway corners as we survive another day of teaching. I am ready for Friday. Night. Lights. I am ready to cram all the life I never get to live into weekend brunches, photo shoots, and activities.
I am ready for “after this.”
Currently, I am sitting in my sister’s chair at my sister’s house. For the first time in my life, I drank my entire cup of coffee, did an entire session of Instagram uninterrupted, read my morning devotion, and not one peep from my children. Rating – 0 stars, I do not recommend. I would rather be home, praying for enough magic to make it through the day.
“It’s time to turn your magic all the way on.” (Author Unknown)
My Best Friend whispers in my ear. It is time for Bible songs and Bible stories. It is time for Momcamp. It is time for at home learning. What if my magic was created “for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)
“Your magic is not just what you do. It is who you are,” my Best Friend continued.
For all of you who are wondering what to do “after this,” TURN YOUR MAGIC ON. Cry. Pause. Mourn. And then get up. Take a break when you need it. Take time to heal when you need, but whatever you do, do not give up. This is simply a tragic chapter, not your whole story.
Hurricane Katrina – tragic. Hurricane Ida – tragic. Your ex – tragic. Your trauma – tragic. That one time… – TRAGIC.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) A wise preacher once said, “if it is not good, God is not done.”
I know everything in you would just like to go back to before. You now see that you LOVED before.
Before is gone. There is only “after this.”
Magic – “an extraordinary power or influence…from a supernatural source” (Merriam Webster)
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