One of the things my parents encouraged me to do that I have embraced wholeheartedly is praying over my children each day. When I am holding them or hugging them, before bed when I am tucking them in- before I go to bed some nights I get out a book called Praying God’s Will for My Daughter and I spend time using Scripture as the basis for the prayers I lift on their behalf.
Sometimes it may just be a short- thank you God for this sweet child. Or thank you for their laugh.
Other times it may be, give me wisdom to know how to handle this situation and help me stay calm.
Give me the right words to say to help them understand.
Even as I write this post, I am overwhelmed with emotion- amazed at how precious these two children are to me- how they have transformed my life and brought me joy like I had never dreamed. Despite how hard parenting can be sometimes, wow, there are moments when it is so sweet and tender- so touching.
I am humbled and thankful for the honor of being a parent. That God entrusted me with these two precious lives, and I pray that with His help they will come to know Him and serve Him with all their hearts.
Right now, I will keep praying-seeking God for guidance and trusting in Him for all that I need to care for these precious little ones.