This morning we were running late.
I rushed to get the kids up, burnt the eggs, left my coffee on the counter and didn't pack the healthiest lunch for my oldest. We also might have had to do homework in the truck (All teachers please skip that last sentence)
As I hurried around I complained under my breath. Everything from "I should have gotten up earlier" to "I wish everyone would hurry up!" I rushed them to brush their teeth, rushed them to get their clothes on and rushed them to the truck.
I was in my own little world of worry, stress and rush.
That's when God put my husband and I behind something on the interstate that slowed me down. Something that put the brakes on our stressed out morning and rushed little world right in its tracks.
The entire drive to my sons school we were following a pediatric ambulance from a children's hospital.
I lost it, completely let the tears flow freely.
Someone woke up this morning at the bedside of sick child in the hospital instead of their warm beds curled up as snug as a bug.
Someone woke up with a knot in their stomach knowing that instead of being able to drive their child to school they would be riding with them in an ambulance to another hospital instead.
Someone woke up in fear, sorrow and grief knowing they couldn't even ride in the ambulance with their baby. Instead they had to hand them over to a stranger, kiss them goodbye and follow behind the ambulance.
Suddenly running late didn't seem like such a big deal. That cold coffee on the counter can be made again. Those rushed moments won't come back so instead of rushing them I need to slow them down and breathe them in. Those hectic rides to school where everyone is screaming, toys are being thrown and everyone is fighting now appear heavenly.
To all the Moms that woke up and had to take this ride in the ambulance with your whole world this morning or any morning please feel the hug I'm sending you. Please know because of you I slowed down my rushed life and learned to appreciate the chaos.
-And one day she discovered she was fierce, strong, and full of fire and not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears- The awesome thing about fitness is realizing that two weeks ago, your body couldn't do that it just did.-