The news has been hard lately. I notice that I tend to absorb difficult events and sad emotions more than others, so I've been feeling heavy this last week. It feels like too much, and in reality, it is. So I'm turning off the news for the rest of the day, and I'm choosing to focus on my own little family. I think this is okay.
We've had a hard morning-- two tired, cranky, emotional boys, so the morning has been full of tears and tantrums and a frustrated mama. I'm sure what's been going on in our nation has had its effect in making me feel more on edge, further away from joy. Going to try to focus on what these kiddos need today, from me and from the Lord.
Don't feel guilty about turning your eyes from suffering sometimes. We give our comfort to others in any way we can, bear burdens in whatever way we can, offer the prayers we are able to give, and then turn to focus on the work closest to our own hands.
This is mine.