Here's another example of the difference in our worldviews. A family in my sister's neighborhood was recently stricken with a double tragedy, when both the young mother and her three-year-old son were diagnosed with cancer. When Catherine told me about this, I could only say, shocked, "Dear God, that family needs grace." She replied firmly, "That family needs casseroles," and then proceeded to organize the entire neighborhood into bringing that family dinner, in shifts, every single night, for an entire year. I do not know if my sister fully recognizes that this is grace.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Some of the hardest parts of parenting never change-like sleep deprivation, which, according to researchers at Queen's University in Ontario, can in some respects impair our judgment as much as being legally drunk.
All Joy And No Fun by Jennifer Senior
Me: I'm gonna go take a nap...I mean, shower. A nap would be nice.
Trent: It's only 9:00 am babe.
Trent: Do you think I'll go to hell for pirating Veggie Tales videos?
Me: So we're all set to meet Joey for lunch?
Trent: Yeah, I love that kid.
Me: He's not really a kid anymore.
Trent: Yeah, if the liquor stores consider him an adult, then it's time we should too.
Me: I'M NOT IN OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!
To my sister while running errands with the kids, after not setting foot outside our house for almost 40 straight hours...