If Our Children Only Knew
I’ve been a parent for 20 1/2 years. Not long enough to know everything. But, long enough to know certain things to be true. I love our four boys more than they can ever understand right now. Mainly because none of them have been a parent themselves. One day God willing they will understand once they have children of their own.
If our children only knew how much we think about them. If our children only knew how much our lives revolve around them. If our children only knew that everything we do or say is for their own good. If our children only knew how many nights we toss and turn hoping they will be okay. If our children only knew how much we daily sacrifice and endure just to make sure they have a brighter tomorrow.
Guess that’s why they are the children and we are the parents. It’s our God given job to protect, provide, and purposely lead them by example. It’s our privilege to pray for God’s will to be done in their life. Sure it’s a task way bigger than us. But, what a joy it is to be a vessel God has chosen. To be called to care for God’s most prized creation. Maybe it’s best they don’t know everything for now.
“Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3