Monday of the First Week of Lent: Sad

“Pensive young man with half his face in light and half in the shadows” by Ian Espinosa on Unsplash

My daughter asked me if I was sad. She knows that I am going to see my mother tomorrow, to have dinner with her after my day of work, driving 50 minutes to Dublin, to eat at Huddle House. Tomorrow is the third anniversary of my father’s death.

I answered “yes, some.” She is a perceptive child. She watches. She feels what is happening around her. She knows that my mother will be upset and that this…

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Jason B. Hobbs LCSW, M.Div

Jason B. Hobbs LCSW, M.Div

clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, runner in Georgia, co-author of When Anxiety Strikes from Kregel Publications.