Blog

You Never See The Potato Masher Coming
Saturday, February 5, 2022 by By Sarah

When my children were born, I was so amazed at how perfect and small they were that I was terrified of breaking them. My fear intensified when I brought my second-born home to meet his older brother. The fear that my twenty-month-old would hurt his tiny brother haunted me. This fear persisted for almost a year until my youngest began walking. One afternoon, I watched as my fragile baby played with a potato masher. He preceded to toddle across the room and with wide-eyed innocence hit his brother in the head with it. As I comforted my preschooler, I learned two lessons from the incident. One, don’t let your toddler play with a potato masher. Two, children are resilient. In life, we don’t always see the potato masher coming but the pain is usually followed by a much-needed lesson.

Share This Blog:


Previous Posts

Too Much Adulting
Sarah Schwerin

6/11/2024

Ziplining The Canyon
Sarah Schwerin

5/14/2024

Book Review: Healing the Wounded Heart
Sarah Schwerin

4/9/2024

Unable to Relax?
Sarah Schwerin

3/12/2024

Who Am I?
Sarah Schwerin

2/13/2024

How's Your Heart
Sarah Schwerin

1/9/2024

The Frozen Ground of Christmas
Sarah Schwerin

12/19/2023

Book Review: Forgiving What You Can't Forget by Lysa TerKeurst
Sarah Schwerin

7/27/2023

What's Your Favorite Book?
Sarah Schwerin

7/13/2023

Overcoming Recurrent Hurts
Sarah Schwerin

6/22/2023

Book Review: #My Family Too! By Marlene Bagnull
Sarah Schwerin

5/25/2023

Second Breakfast
Sarah Schwerin

5/11/2023

Book Review: Hush by Nicole Braddock Bramley
Sarah Schwerin

4/27/2023

Unexpected and Unwanted
Sarah Schwerrin

4/13/2023

Books Review: We Too By Mary DeMuth
Sarah Schwerin

3/24/2023

An Envelope of Kindness
Sarah Schwerin

3/9/2023

Book Review: Healing For Damaged Emotions by David A. Seamands
Sarah Schwerin

2/23/2023

Misdirected Prayers
Sarah Schwerin

2/9/2023

Book Review: The Courage to Heal By: Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
Sarah Schwerin

1/26/2023

My Refuge: Where I Flee When Life is Hard
Sarah Schwerin

1/12/2023

Book Review - True North By: Dave Smith
Sarah Schwerin

12/29/2022

Oatmeal For Dinner
Sarah Schwerin

12/15/2022

Book Review of Rescuing Rose
Sarah Schwerin

11/28/2022

When Houses Fall
Sarah Schwerin

11/16/2022

An Invitation
Sarah Schwerin

9/21/2022

Planner Addict: What Happens When Plans Fail
Sarah Schwerin

9/16/2022

Fast Drivers and Two Brothers: When Life Isn't Fair
Sarah Schwerin

8/16/2022

Talking Birds
Sarah Schwerin

7/15/2022

Looking for a Leader: Reflections from the Gettysburg Battlefield
Sarah Schwerin

6/24/2022

Nap Hater: My Quest to Find Rest
Sarah Schwerin

5/3/2022

Dreams of Kenya
Sarah Schwerin

4/26/2022

Snow Days and Hearts that Lead Us Astray
Sarah Schwerin

4/13/2022

Can I Hide From God?
Sarah Schwerin

3/29/2022

Stitches and Waiting on God
Sarah Schwerin

3/25/2022

God’s Voice Or The Enemy’s?
By Sarah

3/3/2022

The Battles We Fight
By Sarah

3/3/2022

Drowning In Fear
By Sarah

3/2/2022

A Boring Bible Story, A Temple, And My Mom: A Devotion On Heaven
By Sarah

3/1/2022

Marriage Advice
By Sarah

2/28/2022

Does Idolatry Exist In Today’s World
By Sarah

2/27/2022

Underwear Blues
By Sarah

2/27/2022

A Voice In Chengdu
By Sarah

2/26/2022

Word Of The Year
By Sarah

2/25/2022

A New Year Challenge
By Sarah

2/24/2022

A Christmas Of Firsts And Lasts
By Sarah

2/23/2022

Christmas And The Suffering Servant: Hope For Abuse Survivors
By Sarah

2/22/2022

The Day I Stopped Watching Horror Movies
By Sarah - Life Lessons

2/21/2022

Waiting Arms
By Sarah

2/20/2022

I Messed Up, Again
By Sarah

2/19/2022

My Tribe: Autism Moms Are The Best
By Sarah

2/18/2022

When Words Wound
By Sarah

2/16/2022

Craving Acceptance
By Sarah

2/15/2022

When Innocent People Suffer
By Sarah

2/14/2022

Rubbish
By Sarah

2/12/2022

The Voices In My Head
By Sarah

2/11/2022

Buffets
By Sarah

2/10/2022

The Process Not The Product
By Sarah

2/9/2022

Hidden Snacks, Ice Cream, And Fairness
By Sarah

2/8/2022

Rootless
By Sarah

2/7/2022

You Never See The Potato Masher Coming
By Sarah

2/5/2022

Forgiveness
By Sarah

2/4/2022

The Unnamed Victim
By Sarah

2/1/2022

Engraved
By Sarah

1/31/2022

Left Handed Hero
By Sarah

1/30/2022

Quarantine Time
By Sarah

1/26/2022