Tuesday, March 17, 2015

~My Prayer~

1 John 3:18-20 My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.

I read this today, "Your children need your presence more than your presents!" How true and something I would love to pass on to my own children for my grand-children's sake. I pray my children will know what is best for their kids and do for them in a very special way. I hope they learned from all of my mistakes what "not to do." If only it were that simple!

My prayer Lord is for you to undo all the harm I may have done in raising my kids. I didn't have a clue what I was doing. It's by the grace of God they have turned out as well as they have. Lord, thank you for them all, the joy, the grief, the good, the bad ~ yes all! I love them each so very much. I hope and pray I have given them more good memories than bad. They have so much to look forward to in growing up and growing old. Age brings wisdom....

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. ~Mother Teresa

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

 This picture was taken in 2011 of my youngest daughter 
and her husband expecting their first child.