Parenting Reflections

When we first start out as parents none of us fully know what we we’re doing. We do the best we can to love them and lead them the right way. We pray as they get older they will find their way in this crazy world. After all, we’re not raising them to live with us forever. We’re raising them so they know how to live without us.

Aimee and I have always strived to do our best with our four boys. Even still, we’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way. While none of our mistakes were intentional. We all know our children can easily see our imperfections. There are always those moments or opportunities you feel were missed.

At the end of the day, we just have to trust our children in God’s hands. Apologize for the things you feel you may have mishandled. Seize the moments you still have in front of you today. Seek to be a Godly example for them to follow from this point forward. Know that constant love and prayers always have the power to change things.

Three of our four boys are now young men. I can only hope we’ve played some part in helping them find God’s way for their lives. It seems like yesterday we were their ages. Now, we’re shaking our heads over how time flies.

Young parents, don’t miss the opportunities in front of you. Seek to let God lead you as you seek to lead them. Somehow, God will take your little sacrifices and do a whole lot more than you can imagine. Somehow God will take care of all your needs. Somehow God will grow them and you up in the process.

“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” Proverbs 22:6

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