November 14, 2006

Worried for my children

Filed under: Mishaps/tests/U name it — Reb Moshe @ 4:00 am

I go to sleep tonight worried for my children. Yeah, they will be okay but they have quite a road in front of them. My oldest went to bed with fever and ear pain. My youngest is rapped in bandages seeking the rest of his healing. I am comforted by one thought this moment as I close my eyes. It is the true meaning of Shema Yisrael that we say each night before retiring. What are we doing? We are giving over our soul back to Hashem entrusting Him to return it in the morning, that we may live another day. So, my last thought is quite simular. I have cared for Hashem’s children as he in-trusted me to do for Him, therefore, He shall take care of mine. I return this trust with the famous words of our people… Shema Yisrael, Hashem Elokeinu, Hashem Echad…

p.s. One of my most difficult memories as a young man was watching my father loose a limb from 3rd degree skin wounds and I have now just lived over 3rd degree skin problems with my son, B’H he is recovering nicely. This is one thing I can’t really express in words(sharing simular pain from my dad & now my son). It had brought back many memories I had previously wished to forget. I just want to protect my children from all mishaps but there really is only one way to do that, truth in Hashem.

1 Comment

  1. Shalom u’vracha Moshe!

    Baruch Shem kavod Malchuto l’olam vo’ed!

    Teshuot chen, teshuot chen on the good report concerning your young son. May it be G-d’s will that he continue to experience a speedy and complete healing both physically and spiritually.

    That is a remarkable comment concerning the similar injuries of both your father and your son.

    Do you believe there is a connection between the two events as they relate to you from a “Divine Providence” perspective? Is there a practical lesson that you believe can be drawn from this that also relates to the public in general?

    Have you discussed your reflections with your mashpia? Please forgive me if the questions are too soon or too personal.

    Comment by Yaacov — November 15, 2006 @ 6:22 am

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