Another Five Minute Friday with Lisa Jo Baker. Today’s word is CHOOSE
I actually thought this word was easy. I have to make choices everyday. We all do. What to wear in the morning, what to make for breakfast, what to bring for lunch…easy choices. Choices that don’t require a lot of thought. But what about the big things we have to choose. Until recently, I didn’t have to make a lot of those. When we had to choose whether we should take my mom off of life support nearly a year ago, it was the hardest choice I had to make in my life. I am grateful that it was a choice my family made together because if I had to do it alone, I don’t know if I could have done it.
Last year, Dave and I chose to get both of our boys classified. Now, nearly one year later, it was the best choice we could have made for them. Drew is having the best year of his entire “school career” and loving every minute of sixth grade. DJ is doing better as well and my only regret is that we did not make the choice sooner. Over the next year, DJ will have to choose where he will go to college. He will have us to help him and guide him in the right direction so it is not a choice that he will have to make on his own.
From such trivial things that we have to choose everyday, to the big important issues that we are faced with now and then, we just have to hope that the choices we make are the right ones…or at least steer us in the right direction.