Do you remember the Staples commercials from years ago where the red EASY button was available and when pressed, it solved everyone’s problems? There was something everyone could relate to about wanting a button to press to instantly find a solution to your issues. What if things were easy?
If you told me I’d be a minivan-driving mama of four when I first got married, I wouldn’t have believed you. I had no idea what lay ahead, and how my faith, becoming a mom, and driving a minivan would shape me.
Motherhood changed me, and my minivan got me there.
I was emotionally triggered and couldn’t quite find my way out of that place in the moment. We’d traversed our way into dangerous conversational territory again. Having successfully launched our oldest child and were leaving him after several days of helping settle him for his freshman year, our conversation had shifted to “what’s next.”
It’s hard to have trauma in your past that continually causes you pain, whether you’ve been through emotional trauma, physical trauma, or have complex trauma. I’ve written about my own journey of experiencing trauma and finding the blessings within trials. It’s no picnic, and sometimes I find myself triggered by the same things over and over again.
I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with mornings. On one hand, I love the freshness of beginning a day anew. There’s a sense of hope and redemption…