“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 “ace” up my sleeve! Their heavenly Father still has their hearts and their lives in his hands. 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. Thank you that, in spite of me, they continue to have tender hearts and willing hands to hear and obey. 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 aptly said). Help them to keep their paddle in the water and lean fully into your grace. Thank you for loving them better than I ever could. I trust you. Amen.