Thursday, August 2, 2012
Blessing #130 - The Lawn Mower
Sensing my hurt and questions, my dad told me, "You need to go ride the lawn mower." I looked back at him puzzled, "But Dad, last time I cut the grass I ran into the side of the house?" He explained that when he was trying to work through things he would ride on the lawn mower. He also explained that I didn't have to have the blades down, I just needed to drive around and think.
For about an hour, I aimlessly drove around our yard. Much to my surprise, my dad was right. For me, the lawn mower was a good place to sort through my feelings.
Tuesday, one of my childhood friends was killed in a car accident. Her family is an integral part of Ridgeway (the church that my dad pastors).
My heart is broken for her family, husband, and two small children. I have no Christian cliches to say right now just prayers and a hurting heart.
Today, I'm taking the lawn mower for a ride. If you drive by, don't be alarmed if you see me crying, I'm just asking God the tough questions in my heart.
Please keep the family in your prayers.