Sunday, December 2, 2012

Parental Guidance

Today has been a very long day interspersed with good and tough moments. My greatest satisfaction was found in the 40 minutes we spent around our dining room table with our girls at the end of the day.

My wife & returned from our staff Christmas party and gathered our girls up to begin our Advent readings as we celebrate Christmas. What was intended to be a 5-10 minute event ended up taking much longer as we sat around the table and talked. We lit the candle representing hope, read Scripture, and then shared a great deal about our hopes for them. We shared our passionate desire to see them grow up firmly rooted in their relationship with Christ. There was a time of honest confession from us and laughter over past circumstances.  We talked about the need for our family to do more intentional things together and how we were going to take advantage of the opportunities God has given us while we can. It ended in prayer and with us reaffirming our constant love for our girls.

Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done and I am confident my wife would agree. We most certainly do not have all of the answers, but we are firmly committed to seeking God's wisdom and raising them the very best way we can. There are ups & downs, but tonight's time with our ladies was most definitely another step in a positive direction. It's a difficult lifelong journey and yet I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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