"We have never been called to define God, we have been called to behold Him." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

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September 05, 2009

Am I . . .?

They are good friends these two,

laughing over a game of peek-a-boo.Sharing a joke only they understand.

Helping eachother,

Jude using his strength to guide her to a *safe* spot for the bike.

And laughing and loving every minute of it. I got a glimspe of her future last night.

This little girl of mine will one day, in the not to distant future, grow up. She will become a young lady.

And I was struck by the fact that she is going to learn what that means from me. Am I showing her what it means to be a Godly woman?

Or are my words doing more than their fair share of the teaching?

Am I a living example of how to live a life in Faith?
Is my relationship with Troy going to teach her how to submit to and respect her husband?

Is it helping her to understand what that looks like in a Godly marriage?

Am I teaching her the right way to handle the disagreements that will come up?Am I teaching her how to be gracious towards and forgiving of others when things don't go her way ?

Is she learning about compassion and mercy and love from me?

Am I showing her how to parent in a Godly manner?

What is it that she is going to remember once she walks down that far away aisle and starts a life of her own?

I pray that I pave that road well for her,

that God will take her and shape her into His child,

despite my stumblings and failings,

and even despite my best efforts.

Can't you just picture them, 50 years down the road,
talking about their day over a bowl of chocolate chips?


Lindsay said...

LOVE this post! It made me stop and think and just smile too. :)

Fun pictures ... and great thoughts we all need to {remember} as we live the day to day stuff that our kids will call their {childhood}.

Have a BLESSED weekend friend ~

Lezlie said...

Sweet pictures :) They were so adorable, helping each other and sharing their treats...

I often wonder the questions as you...good thing it's not all up to us :)

Hope to see you later at the beach!