Thing 1 has one goal right now… one aspiration. To be accepted and attend Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Like many, I was shocked and saddened by the news of the tornados in Oklahoma today.
OKWU is just 2 hours from Oklahoma City.
And like many, I started to question why God would allow something like this to happen.
And then I curse Adam and Eve for being… well, human. Like me.
And then I feel bad because I’m judging people I never even met. Because truth be told, I’m pretty sure I’d be the one to eat the apple I was told not to.
You see, I believe when the first sin happened it changed the way nature operated. No longer was it perfect, and it opened the door to nature, weather, natural disasters. I do not for one minute believe that God created or caused what happened today.
I do believe that good will come of this.
As I was reminding the hubs that many parents are without their children tonight…Thing 1 said to me, “So do you want me to not go to OKWU now, Mom?”
I hesitated for a moment before I said what I truly believe.
“I want you to go where God is calling you,” and after a pause, “I truly mean that.”
“I know you do, Mom,” he said.
“If it’s to OKWU then it’s to OKWU… if it’s to Zimbabwe, then it’s to Zimbabwe. My mother sent her baby to war and she survived.”
I paused again.
“And I think I’ll know if you’re going where God calls you if I have a peace about it within my heart.”
We are not guaranteed tomorrow. And I can’t predict disasters and keep my loved ones from harm’s way.
But I want to be the woman who does what God is calling her to do until her very last day – whenever that is. And I want the same for my babies.
No matter where on this Earth that may be.
Until next time…