Raising Adults

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Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds;
For riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations. Proverbs 27:23-24

They are different from birth, aren’t they? I mean my kids were unique right from the ‘get go’… unique personality, temperament, likes, dislikes, learning preferences, mechanical or creative, nature loving or tech geeks. I remember one child who asked me about a decision wherein I said “no”… They “Why?” My answer, “One day I will give account to what I did with one of the greatest gifts God gave me- YOU. And how I helped you fulfill the greatest command “love God with everything”. That’s my responsibility until you are of age and accountable. So, until you are an adult, I will cherish this role and responsibility, even when I have to say “no”. After all, we are raising adults, not children. Let’s keep the goal in mind.

How will God ever forgive me for all the mess-ups as a parent?

Lord, I know You are a perfect parent and even you have children that go astray. I thank you for mine. Please continue to work in their lives, leading them to become who You always wanted them to be. I am grateful I have Your forgiveness and redemption as an imperfect parent. So proud to see how each of my children are becoming wonderful adults… and even raising their own children (wait, adults)!

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