Yesterday, my son got home and wanted to use his Drone outside. I told him I thought the winds were too strong. He insisted they weren’t. We headed outside.
About 3 mins later the Drone was stuck at the top of a tree no ladder could reach. I started to cry.
Yes – I started to CRY! Not because this is the obvious response to your child losing a toy. But this is the only response I could muster at the frustration I felt in trying to be a good parent. I KNEW it was a bad choice. But at 11 I need to let him experience natural consequences.
And I’m so tired of fighting over stupid stuff so I let him.
And I’m also heartsick over the pain and frustration I see so many friends communicating on Facebook.
And it was just one of those days.
My son was so startled by my tears he didn’t really get a chance to react the way he normally would. I apologized and told him I was just frustrated that I didn’t do more to stop him.
“What can I do to help you feel better mom?” He asked.
I took that request seriously and dug around inside myself. The only thing that felt right was this..
“We can pray, Matthew. I would really like us to pray for help. Ask God to pick your drone up out of the tree and put it somewhere that you can get it.”
And so my son said a really sweet and wonderful prayer. I don’t remember the words. And I remember it wasn’t perfect. But it was true. So I said “Amen!”
We left to pick up our daughter and I really did not think we’d ever see that drone again. The drone was at the very top of the tree, hanging off the branch.
When we got home I looked out the window the drone was gone. 5 minutes later my son came in with it in his hands and a big smile on his face.
And that was the moment I was once again reminded that when something seems beyond the reach of human hands we need to put it in the hands of the Divine.
The crazy thing was that earlier today a memory showed up on my FB feed that I posted last year saying “when you stop trying to do it all, you realize you never were.”
If you have a problem right now that feels a little too big for your human hands, this story is for you. There is a much bigger set of hands that can help but we need to ask for that help in order to get it.
The ask doesn’t have to be perfect. It simply needs to be. What do you need to ask for right now?
In love and light,
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