You know that saying, "Let go and let God?”
… Yeah, I think I did that.
I was talking to my dear friend, Iris, the other day about what old friends talk about: life.
She was reflecting on how she's adjusted to being the mother of two babies, compared with her previous journey of raising her first kid over the past few years.
Part of it is having a little more experience with "letting go.” Many of you who are parents might already know that it tends to get a little easier with the second child.
Not that there are any hard and fast rules to these things.
But when I heard her say this to me the other day, I was struck by the simplicity of her statement. The conversation was no longer, "Oh my god, life is crazy, what am I going to do?" Now it was, "Wow, look how I've somehow learned to do the thing that lets God do its thing."
It was about how we are already as we need to be, even within immense uncertainty of what is to come.
I don't know about you, but life has been serving me some swift curveballs lately, and I've needed perspectives like this to keep me afloat. When I ask the elders around me when the craziness is going to stop, they just look at me, grin slightly, and say, "It ain't ever going to stop honey. This is life."
Another reason to be grateful for all the things that are not so crazy (or at least still-awesome-even-within-the-craziness).
Is there someplace in your life where you could use a little more letting go and letting God?
Or, can you look back on something that you've struggled with in the past, which now presents a little less struggle (a.k.a. can you give yourself credit for the strides you've taken)?
Let me know in the comments.