I don’t know about you, but I am longing for the days when my son was five and thought I hung the moon! Today he is ten and I must be the dumbest person he has ever met.
I hear my mom’s words coming back to haunt me. I hear my self thinking and saying the exact same things she used to say to me.
“What were you thinking?”
“Don’t sass me!”
“Don’t give me that look.”
Oh boy, I have turned into my mother and my son has transformed into a sassy pre-teen who knows everything and has the world by the tail at age ten.
So what is it with us humans and not wanting to follow our parents advice? Why is it we always think we know better than those that walked before us? Back to Adam and Eve to find the answer to that question. Free will and curiosity.
Now I just have to follow Gods example of patience and humility. Boy do I have a long way to go. Study and lots of prayer are the best ways to survive these years. Giving our kids to God is not an easy thing to do, but it is necessary.
Letting go of control is not my strong suit. I never thought that I was a control freak before really getting to know the Lord. He showed me quickly how much I needed to let go of. I am still working on this part of my journey. Obviously!
Anyway, my hope for you today is peace with your children no matter what age they are.