These are our kids.
I love them deeply.
I pray for them continually.
I thank God for them daily.
And yet even though our oldest is grown and married I still feel a huge responsibility to train, teach, hone, and encourage.
I’m always looking for ways to improve or add or teach.
As an example I’ve been inspired to write Scripture and encouraging quotes on our chalkboard.
As I was searching for quotes I found these:
“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”
“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
There were many more which reflected each man’s personal walk with God.
It was obvious they each were men of extreme faith.
The combination of their comments on God and their mothers impacted me.
They inspired me.
Two monumental men who shaped history by their lives were not quiet about their faith or their upbringing.
How seldom do I stop and get even a glimmer of what my efforts in bringing up our children are worth.
Yet, I am so grateful to my own mother and father for raising me.
I needed an extra charge of encouragement as a mom.
Like all mothers I get bogged down with all I don’t do correctly or the things I want to teach but haven’t yet.
These quotes from men of history helped me reflect on the positive impact of a parent.
I want to be that positive person and so does my husband.
So today I’m praising God for 2 mothers I’ve never met.
Two women who raised sons.
I’m certain they had no idea what those boys would grow into.
And I’m following Mrs. Lincoln’s example.
I’m praying for our children everyday, each one.
I’m leaving the results up to Jesus.
After all it is through the impact He has made that I’m able to impact my children.
Praise God for impact.