...posting blog entries, that is...I guess I should start out with a little about myself. I don't have a very exciting life - I'm a wife, mother, and all the other job descriptions that go along with those two things - I am blessed with two great kids - and so honored that God has given me and my husband the awesome responsibility of taking care of them while they are on this earth. Now that they are older (14 and 16) life seems to go at warp speed. Everyone told me "enjoy them while they are little, this won't last long"....and on those days when Meg decided to dump the dirt out of the potted plant in the dining room, or Ben thought Sharpie colored fingernails would be the coolest, I really thought I'd have them forever.
Now that they are older though, I look around, and Meg was in 6th grade just such a short while ago - or so it seems. She'll be a senior in September. Her high school life has been a blur of activity. She and I have a great relationship - I'm her mom, but I'm also her friend. We talk about silly girl things, giggle, yet I'm there to give her advice when she needs it. I think I better start buying tissues now for the trip up to her college next year, because just the thought makes me tear up. (and I'm not really a sobber - honest!)
I can see God in each of my kids - which is important to me. Both were very young when they started their relationship with God, and they've pretty much maintained it all their lives. In Ben I see God's compassion - His total acceptance and love of everyone and everything. Ben won't even kill a bug in the house, he'll put it on a piece of paper and take it outside. Yet he's a rough and tumble boy (and has the scars to prove it LOL) In Meg there is a quiet strength and conviction to live the way God wants her to. She's won people over by her strong stand on what she believes, and her unwavering commitment to God's way. Yet she doesn't put it in your face, it's just Meg :).
Sometimes, when they were younger, I worried if we were raising them right. God tells us not to worry in scripture, and sometimes it would be a LOT easier if we just listened to Him :-)
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" - Matthew 6:25-27