“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:31
Squirmles want to go to the dance,
She knew this would be her only chance.
“I gotta go Mom, I really must go,
I promise I’ll take it easy, I take it real slow.”
“The answer is no and that’s it,
You’ve been sick and feeling the pits.
I would love to say yes, but that wouldn’t be good,
That wouldn’t be caring for you like I should.
Wants and needs are two different things,
Rest and recoup is what sickness brings.
You need your rest if you want to be better at all,
There will be other dances and others balls.”
Squirmles knew her mom was right,
She hadn’t slept well all night.
Her body was tired; she knew it was true,
There wasn’t anything anyone could do.
“How about a night at home just you and me.
We can eat popcorn and find something to see.
We can rest your body and help you heal,
What do you think? How do you feel?”
It wasn’t the night out that she had planned,
Staying home had sounded bland.
But a night with Mom didn’t sound so bad,
She even looked forward to it … just a tad.
Have you ever had to miss out on something because you weren’t feeling well?
How does rest help your body heal?