I was brought back to the realization that families like mine have all the time. My friend really knows my family and our situation, but he just doesn’t know what family retreat means to us. How could I even begin to explain what really goes on there? I just relegated it to the usual experience of “he doesn’t get it,” but I really wish I could’ve had the “it’s not like that” speech with him.
The biggest biblical truth Luke has re-enforced for me is that our value comes from being created by God in His image, NOT by what we or our spouses and children accomplish. I still struggle with how others perceive me as a person, and as a wife and mom. But I’m thankful Jesus knows we are in the LONG process of becoming more like Him, because I for one am a slow learner.