I think it is humorous that on the Mastering The Habits Of Great Writers Series we are to write about being prepared. Now I am sure they would like me to write about how I am prepared in my writing. I can’t do that just yet. I a newbie in the writing world, I should not be giving advice on how to be prepared to write. But I can tell you I have lived the last ten years prepared for the “what if”.

What is the “What If” life happens… Really, let me explain. I carry this box with us any time we go any place far from home. it has any thing in it that I could need to medically fix my kids in a emergency.  I could not sew them up  but I could place a sterile bandage on it till we could get to the hospital. It has a g-tube in it just in case Minnie’s falls out… it has a port kit in it just in case Minnie get hurt badly and needs to be accessed on the spot I could do it before emergency help arrived then they would be able to give her meds. It has Latex free bandages, she is allergic… It has fire ant bite cream… the list goes on and on and on…

Am I prepared or am I crazy?  I think I am a mix of both.    You see the hospital or emergency care could provide most of these things… I just don’t trust that they can provide as good as I can. That is the crazy in me. So what? I am their mommy, it is my job to be prepared. It is much like when they were babies and I carried a diaper bag. I would of never gone out in the world with out being prepared.

The Lord also calls us to be prepared! He wants us to hide His word in our hearts so we may be able to have an answer ready at the right time.  I know that it is not always easy for me to be prepared. It is easy for me to look at facebook or pinterest but for some reason when it come to having the word of God ready… Why is that? This is my personal challenge. I am working on it! I hope you work on it to!

15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,