Daily Affirmations
10/9/15 at 07:57 AM 0 Comments

The Stand

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I have a fear, that makes spiders look like Chunky Monkey Ice Cream. I was pregnant with Princess the summer of 1989, when I picked up the book that would bring my first real adult fear. It remains in my top 5 reads of all time. I've been rather braggart about not fearing any man because I've known TRUE FEAR. If I don't feel, what I felt that day, I will not fear you....I may actually fight back. I wonder if Stephen King meant for the book to be so prolific and realistic to today's events? Hmmm.

The Stand is a book about a disease called Captain's Tripp that takes over the world, and wipes out an entire population (95%). The survivors hear and follow the voice of a Nebraska woman who leads them to the eventual battle ground of Las Vegas via Boulder Co. It's a story of good vs evil, it doesn't end the way one would want, and it's graphic....but there's something else. The real threat of dying, and leaving our children alone to fend for themselves. With the viruses, flu's, germs and superbug's in the world today, are our children safe? Who will care for my babies should I leave this world? THAT keeps me up at night.....

I can't be the only parent with this fear. As I prayed last night, I simply said, "Lord, if for any reason Merrill and I are no longer here, PLEASE, watch over the babies. Amen." Did I feel Peace? No, but I know He knows my fear. I recognize that once "fear" is taken out of any equation, man cannot be manipulated. The key players in the book had no choice but to face their fear and tread into Omaha Nebraska....The prison scene at the end, is a true example of what happens, when we no longer fear...... I've raised three leaders in the Zombie Apocalypse, and that's gonna have to comfort me for now. Sons of Katie Elder? More like babies of Ronnie Philips....Take fear out of the equation, and you beat the DEVIL....just like The Stand......Hmm. Gotta go....I gotta wash their hands.....the book never mentioned that as a cure, just saying. You'll thank me one day for the babies, as they lead and fight for your freedom.....I Promise :) Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Friday.

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