Friday, February 17, 2012

Letting them grow

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

It is a tough thing...letting my children grow and go.  Ethan will be 14 in March, Cameron is 12 and Madison is 10, and I often think where did the time go? But I remember all the smiles, the hurts, the giggles, the silly faces, the dancing.
This weekend Ethan is traveling almost 4 hours away to a Christian Conference and I am a mess.  I have prayed for days for guidance in whether we should allow him to go or not.  Then all the signs pointed to "Mama it is time to let him grow" (go).
God is so good about giving us those signs, those nudges. I, on the other hand, am not always good about heeding to His nudges.
I am one of those over protective Mama's, I have taken heat for that, but isn't that my job?  I know God holds our children in His loving care and protection. I know that it is also my job to allow our children to grow, to blossom into the people they are to become, however, this is tough stuff.  Isn't this the most important thing I will ever do, is raise these precious gifts?
So while Ethan is at this conference, learning more about the Lord and strengthening his walk with God, I too am learning how to be brave, how to let go and how to rely more on God for all things...even the care of my 3 Wishes.

1 comment:

Brittany said...

you have a beautiful family! and i think based on your post you are a wonderful mother. i am a not a mom(yet) but i think even when i think about my mom--she did her best and wanted to protect us(me and my bro) yet she has let me go, let me fly and be the person i am..she calls me her free hippie child lol. she has always supported me in whatever i did, even at a time/s i didn't know myself :)

p.s. is it ok with you if i put your button on my blog?


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