Coffee for your Heart- My Hero

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My Hero

By Susie Teramura

In the still

Morning darkness,

I lay tucked in, peaceful

But then

There comes a sound

Strange,

Something hitting

The shades,

Then the lamp,

Groggy, thoughts cross

My mind half asleep

“That’s a big bug,”

Looking over at

My sleeping husband,

I ponder,

“Should I wake him up

For a bug?…It is a big bug

After all,”

It hits the wall again

And husband wakes up.

“It’s a bat “ he whispers,

Quiet and calm,

So as not to disturb

The sleeping 6 year old

That crawled under

The covers

Sometime in the night.

But I’m

Thinking of vampires

And chicken legs,

Oozing blood,

And rabies,

And its little quick wings

Flapping and swooping

Back and forth over

Our heads

Over our bed,

I push the panic button,

And I let out all the stops

And freak out

(Just a bit.)

But he stays calm

And the capture begins,

And ends with

A lacrosse stick,

A piece of cardboard

And a big red bucket

As the little fellow flies free

Into the early

Morning light.

We crawl back

To bed for the hope

Of a little more sleep,

But my mind

It is going again,

Tossing like mom’s

Green salad,

Thoughts tumble over and

Become seasoned with grace,

And I am thinking about that man

Lying there with me,

Imperfect and flawed,

But perfect for me.

A gift from You,

He’s my hero today,

And my Friend

The one who

Identified rightly

Our intruder,

And took over,

And took care of things,

And of me

And our babies

And my heart fills

With love

And thanksgiving.

Then I think of You,

My perfect protector

The one who takes care of me,

And who

Will never leave,

The one who

Will provide

All I need,

You capture

And conquer

Intruders,

Things unwanted

Unwelcome

That don’t belong.

You, Father,

Rightly identify them

And help me to see

That I need

To set these things free-

So that fear

no longer

Controls me.

After all

You are here,

Right beside

Me.

And slowly

The sun warms

The room,

Your love comes softly

Sweeping through,

And the day,

It’s made new

I’m taken care of

And loved by You.

1Peter 5:7 (AMP)

Casting the [a]whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, [b]once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you [c]watchfully.

Psalm 16:1

Keep and protect me, O God, for in You I have found refuge, and in You do I put my trust and hide myself.

Psalm 4:8

In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

9 thoughts on “Coffee for your Heart- My Hero

  1. Oh my goodness, Susie! How in the world did you stay calm?? I would have been out of my mind — especially since I live alone! 🙂 What a wonderful wonderful blessing to have your husband (aka bug-killer) and . . .I guess it was nice that you set the bat free?!? But oh how God is our protector, too and what a gift that he loves to set us free from what entangles us! Love this, friend!

    1. I didn’t! I was kinda a mess-haha When he flew into the hall I felt much better though- because i could hide in the bedroom 🙂 It was a baby bat too, so that helped too-So thankful for my husband and for God-our perfect husband- He’s the best! so happy to connect with you today Valerie – always makes my day 🙂 🙂

  2. Susie, your words simply dance across my heart and soul. And the little fella flies free in the morning. Thank you!

    Would you like to #DanceWithJesus each Friday for the linkup? SusanBMead.com/blog-2. Please come join the dance. We would be so honored to have you there.

    Susan

  3. Thanks so much Susan 🙂 I would love to join you all on Friday! 🙂 Thanks for thinking of me- 🙂 Do I need to add a button or anything in order to link up? Looking forward to seeing you there! Thank you for your love and encouragement today- It has blessed me.

  4. I would have reacted much like you – hitting the panic button. What a blessing to have your husband be the hero for you, and take care of setting everything back to right. I love your take-away from this, the connection to seeing the role of your loving and protective heavenly Father. Especially the part where you say, “You capture and conquer intruders”. How true, and what a freeing thought!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Kamea

  5. Stopping in from #DancewithJesus! Oh my! Thank the Lord for the wonderful husbands He provides for this sort of thing!! I think bats are really fascinating…but not in the house!

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