There was a time when I couldn’t imagine the season I find myself in now.
Here sit our daughters, beautiful and far from the tiny stage.
Pigtails, ponies, and footed pjs are all memories.
Instead we have driver’s licenses, school schedules, job opportunities, and adulthood.
(I know only one is an adult but the other 2 are so close behind her!)
I was telling my husband recently how much I still want to teach them.
There’s so many things I want to be sure I’ve shared with them.
There’s so much for them to still learn.
But in this striving I feel the Lord speak.
Rest in My arms as I teach you how to teach them. Let your life be an example instead of your words be overwhelming.
Then fear robs my peace with, “You’re not doing it right. You’ve messed it up too many times. They will sin no matter what you say.”
That’s when I return to the Lord and His Word.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
I have tried since our oldest daughter was in the womb to figure out how to train our children.
And I can say, I’ve made millions of mistakes.
Yet, the Lord has been so faithful to guide me, even in the moments when I realized I’d failed again.
I’m far from perfect, but I’m so thankful He is.
Jesus has our daughters and our son in His hands.
God has been working from the beginning.
And I can trust Him to continue to work in every aspect each moment.
Please walk with our children in a personal way. Help them to hear Your voice and to know You personally. Let Your Word reside in their hearts and minds. I’m trusting You to continue to help me train them and for their lives to bring glory to Your name. Thank You so much for our children, how blessed we are to be a part of their lives.”