“A trick up my sleeve”
Even though I may be losing my influence over my kids (like I ever really had it in the last 10 years anyway) as they fly the coop and leave me in the nest, empty, I do have an â€œaceâ€ up my sleeve!Â Their heavenly Father still has their hearts and their lives in his hands.Â I can just go over their heads any time I want and ask God to continue to speak into their lives with much better wisdom and influence than I ever imagined! What an amazing thought!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the privilege of being mom to 2 amazing human beings.Â Thank you that, in spite of me, they continue to have tender hearts and willing hands to hear and obey.Â May you do what I cannot and keep them in a posture that is willing to pursue after a life with you. May you continue to whisper to them in their pleasures, speak in their conscience and shout in their pain (as CS Lewis Â aptly said).Â Help them to keep their paddle in the water and lean fully into your grace.Â Thank you for loving them better than I ever could. I trust you.Â Amen.