Monday, April 2, 2012

It was Senior Sunday a couple of weeks ago at our church. Our staff did an awesome job of showcasing the 20ish students from our congregation that will be graduating in a few short months. They had a video clip played of each of the students telling of their high school activities as well as anything from their fav church experiences, who their role model was, what their plans for their future were, and about how the church helped to shape their Christian life. I was incredibly moved listening to these kids, and I didn't even know a single one of them. Maybe it is pregnancy hormones...but I also think it was like listening to proof that although the day to day journey of mothering the little ones can be really hard...there is a grand payoff in just a few short years. I loved listening to one of the boys talking about how much he admired his parents for always being there for him, guiding his spiritual walk, playing golf and talking with his dad...and mom always have time for him and cooking food in the kitchen...and simply always being there.

I've done a lot of reading lately about mothering, especially through the little years. It's such a challenging job that God bestowed us as mothers, and so easy to become overwhelmed with the daily struggles. But seeing those kids, all grown up and on fire for God and their futures and the many awesome things they want to really reminded me of just how very short this time is with them, and how lucky I am to be daily "challenged". It's a hard job to do, but I trust God to equip me the best He can to raise these boys!

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6


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