Lots of changes have come with 2017. Changing in jobs, schools… even some ideals. Sounds messy. Looks messy. I’m just tying to be a good listener to my adult children at this point and keep up with the flow. I’m finding a new pace.
Parenting as they grow older is a far cry from the younger years. For the most part, our “kids” make their own plans now and we are simply informed. This is as it should be – after all our goal was to promote their independence.
We want them to think for themselves and make their own choices, but I’ll warn you, deconstruction and re-construction of “taught values” are all part of the process.
Sometimes all I see are the pieces: messy… scattered… random. Yet God is there for us and for them. He has the directions to a plan to create a masterpiece of their life. Heck, He wrote them.
For now, I listen and pray and offer advice when asked... trusting God with the outcome that He wills. This goes far beyond what I want, what I hope for… this is about God’s desires and His timing.
Oh, how I wish I could sit each one on my knee again and rock them while I sing about Jesus, yet I know it’s still there locked in their heart.
God never wastes anything.