But right or wrong, good or bad, sensible or not, they are our children. As a parent we can do the best job the Lord gives us the knowledge to do. He equips us for the tasks he has called us to do and expects us to carry through with our responsibilities. This is easier to do, the younger our children are. Life gets trickier when they are older ~ they make their own decisions, they make mistakes ~ some of which you can't fix or even hope to fix, they disagree with each other and refuse to speak or see the other (really hard for a mom, especially if its a justified reaction), they don't think that their actions will affect others and sometimes if they realize it, they don't care.
Parenthood is kinda tough right now. I love having grown kids (7) or 10 if you count the spouses, but they all make mistakes. We make mistakes too.
As moms, we are a bundle of emotions. These are our babies ~ they are a part of us. We are/were the nurturers, booboo kissers, listeners, encouragers, advocates, cheerleaders, prayer warriors, taxi drivers, financial advisers, teachers, etc.
In my Bible study this week, the topic is emotions ~ this is the week to read this chapter and study this topic. Page 195 had some truths that I particularly needed to read and ponder this last week ~
"In the midst of the roller-coaster ride our emotions sometimes takes us on, we have to constantly bring our minds and thoughts back to the Truth. The Truth is, God is good, whether I feel like He is good or not. The Truth is, God loved me, whether I feel loved or not. The Truth is, through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ on my behalf, I am forgiven, whether I feel forgiven or not. The Truth is, God will never leave me or forsake me; He is with me all the time, even when I feel alone or forsaken." taken from "Lies Women Believe" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Phillipians 4: 6-7 (NJKV)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let our request be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Phillipians 4:8 (NKJV)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy ~ meditate on these things.
Thankful for ~
parenthood (the good, the bad and the ugly)
the comfort of the truth from the Lords scriptures
hugs & surprises
peace in the midst of the storm