Monday, January 24, 2011

Life...Liver tea and to the publix for which it stands...

Life can sometimes be crazy and at some point you realize that you can no longer fix your child's owies, especially those of the heart with a hug and a kiss.  Life with a tween is showing me that your children have to face some battles only God can help them with.  You can support them.  You can pray with them and for them, but somethings they have to learn to rely on God for.  That has to have been learned from us as parents.  When you child is having a problem you can't fix, leaving it in God's easier said than done.  We want to rush in and fix it, but we know we have to let them work through it with our love, support and prayers. 

Sometimes, our heavenly Father while He is with us...has to let us work through something instead of rescuing us out of it.  It is for our greater good for us to walk through the trial instead of being taken out of the trial. Christopher, has faced somethings the past few days that I have had to pray, and support and love him through but let God fix it.  I did my part.  Christopher has to do his.  He has to let go and let God.  Teaching that concept to your child is not easy but necessary.  I prayed with him, I did the Mommy stuff I could do but teaching him to go to his heavenly Father is done by talking to him and supporting him and guiding him but not by doing it for him. So...I watch as my son walks this road of life and learns through hardships and tests that we should: James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
As adults that is hard to understand as well, much less as a 10 year old.  I leave this battle in my Lord's hands.  I support my child in prayer and love and I will teach him that in all things he must trust the Lord.  I did everything as a parent I could do.  Now, the Lord will do His part as he grows something special in my son.

Jenny has been saying the pledge as of late:(again)

"I pledge awegiance to the flag and to the publix in which it stands one nation under God with liver tea and justly for all. amen"  She is so cute when whe does this and has been doing it for a while.  I may not want liver tea but she means well...LOL.

So when you drink your tea thankful it isn't liver tea and that while America may not stand in Publix...that God is for us and if He is for one can be against us.