I picked the hope mug again this morning.
I showed you these before: the mugs we got from Mom & Dad for Christmas. The plan was to swap them back out once the holidays were over, but they are still in the cupboard, mid April. Outside still looks like January, so maybe once it's green we'll do that.
I've gotten into the habit, though, of picking the mug I use based on what I would like to see or feel in my life at the moment. Often it's the green Joy mug, but the Hope mug sees a lot of use, too, and Peace.... It's such a nice addition to the morning coffee to have a calming thought inhaled in, affecting my whole being.
This week, this is what I hope:
that spring will come
that M will get through the teenage years without being too scarred by them
that she would be strong mentally & stand strong against the pressure of her peers
that Sean and his business would thrive
that N will sleep through the night one day and not need to nurse to sleep and I'll be able to leave him knowing he's fine without me
that God will answer prayers for the salvation of friends and family
that I would hold on to joy; enjoy friends and have meaningful work both raising my children and otherwise that this marriage will only get stronger and last forever
that my light would shine
that I would be open to people and opportunities
that God's kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven
that we would find a dress for M's grad that she loves and that we are happy with
that Sean would find a good friend to spend time with now that one has moved away
that N's cold would be gone soon and not spread to his lungs or ears
I am so thankful that my hopes don't have to remain just hopes, but are prayers that the Answer hears.