Is stress from a long drive home with kids yelling in the back seat legit? What do you DO with that when you get home and it’s time for bed? How you you discipline when that’s on your shoulders? How do you love? How do you let go?

God help me. Take my burdens. Even when they are weights I didn’t ask for (God knows I’ve asked for plenty). Help me love in he midst of this. To trust. To believe in the good that’s inside those I love. And even, maybe, to still believe in the good that is within me.

That’s the hardest part. Not hating yourself. Killing your own spirit. Only making matters worse. Dragging your family with you.

Help me forgive me. To learn to rest. To really, really, let what matters GO.