This summer was, let's say, complicated.
My prayer list grew as the days went by.
I usually jotted prayer requests down on a scrap of paper after a conversation or phone call
One day as I on my big computer I thought I would type up a nice prayer list and tape it on the bathroom wall. Then I would remember to pray numerous times a day.
And there the list sat for two months.
Until September when Patrick and Emma came home for a visit.
Emerging from the bathroom, Patrick says, 'Hey, what about Matthew?"
(He is chuckling and has taken a picture of my list and immediately sends it to Matthew.)
I'm confused and wonder what he is talking about.
"The prayer list. You are praying for everyone but Matthew."
Apparently Matthew had a good summer and I didn't add him to the list.
But oddly, everyone was there BUT HIM.
Now. I know in my heart I love Matthew as much as all the other people on the list...
it's just...he's fine. I don't feel guilt about this.
But the kids will not let me forget it.
Later that day, I went to the bathroom.
Emma just could not stand that Matthew was not on the list.
and so she added him.
Please watch over Patrick and Shelby and Melinda and Katie and Emma and Matthew.
And thank you that Matthew is doing just fine.