God has been teaching me how to find joy in waiting. Letting go of our children is a brave act of faith. Now I’m waiting for my child to come home after a year of working overseas in missions.
As a mom, I’ve honed the art of worrying about my kids. Twenty-three years of parenting and seven military moves have provided ample opportunity to raise my worry-skills to expert level. Change seems to be the constant of our lives. The uprooting of belonging was hard for me as an adult; what was it doing to my kids? As a mom, I often worried about the impact change and transition would have on my children.
So how do we deal with time setbacks, whether big or small? Our enemy can rob our time and good intentions with interruptions and busyness and feelings that we should not be bothered by these minor irritations. So we never see that we’re in the battle. But what we end up fighting and losing is the daily sense of peace and prosperity that God wants His children to have. What are you learning about handling interruptions well?
We will load the car and move our youngest to college in a few days. We won’t want to let go, but we will. Taking your child to college is a emotional moment for parents, and it’s okay to shed those tears.
Melanie Redd joins us today discussing the danger of losing your child’s heart. Will they grow up and not want to be around you? Will they will leave your house at about age 18 and not want to return again? Will they will have children of their own, and not want to bring those babies to see you? Or, will they politely spend time with you, but keep their hearts protected and their conversations shallow? Discover great resources and inspiration to help you win and keep your child’s heart.
You can do this. You don’t have to be an expert to begin the parenting journey. You will learn and grow far more than you can imagine at this moment. You can do lot’s of mommy things and you have wisdom in your heart. You are stronger than you know.