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Today as I was reading Lord of the Rings, and the whole cast of characters were trying to figure out who was going to get rid of the ring, the following quote jumped out at me, "If I understand alright all that I have heard, he said, I think that this task is appointed for you, Frodo, and that if you do not find a way, no one will." The words gripped me in such a way that it almost startled me. I put the book down, searching for a pencil, needing to underline the quote, mark the moment, somehow.
I often choose to believe that someone else would be a better mother than me. A better wife. Better at keeping this house of mine. Someone else would know how to teach Ada those vowels or organize the toys or stick to the budget. Someone else, someone else, someone else...
"I think that this task is appointed for you, Frodo, and that if you do not find a way, no one will."
John...Ada...Scott...they are my task. My gigantic opportunity. If I don't embrace these years, these precious, hard, young children, tight budget, years--who will?
Help me, Lord.