OK. So I have been a little on edge as of late. Some stress. Some work issues. Some personal issues. You know...life stuff. And I think I may have been a little short with the kids here and there. I knew I needed to take a chill pill when Levi said two things:
1. One night when we were doing something fun (I can't remember what it was), Levi says, "Dad you're the best dad ever! EXCEPT for...you know...THE CANDY NIGHT."
Oh, yeah...maybe one night when the kids had snuck one too many pieces of candy, I might have...I don't know...possibly...rummaged through the house and thrown every last morsel of candy in the house away. And maybe the velocity of the candy leaving my hand and plummeting into the bottom of the trash can may or may not have been somewhat speedy and forceful. And the children may or may not have been a wee bit upset when this happened, or you know, didn't happen. Whichever the case may be.
Either way, CANDY NIGHT shall live in Cottrell house infamy.
2. Levi and I were riding in the car together...just the two of us. Out of the blue, he says, "Dad, you don't look madder without your glasses."
I didn't realize I looked mad WITH my sunglasses on.
Oh well. Point duly noted, Levi. Point duly noted.
Let the CHILLING OUT BEGIN.
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." John 14:1
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
"Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight. [a]
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones." Proverbs 3:3-8