I watched in amazement as my Son finished up a big final project for one of his High School classes this morning and I thanked the Lord for the mighty work He has done in him over the years. My son is almost 16 and absolutely has ALWAYS hated those kind of school projects that you have to do cutting and pasting and ANYTHING hands on! Like those tri fold boards with a theme to it. I looked on as he cut and pasted and colored and researched and printed….as he laid everything out precisely as the instructions told him to.
I looked for signs of frustration starting to build. Nothing. Just a focused young man, with peace, trying to get a job done well. Is that MY son becoming a young man?
Just last year this teen of mine would have been throwing a fit. Complaining, frustrated, overwhelmed…practically in tears. This year however, I have watched him change more than I have ever seen him change. Maturing physically, mentally, emotionally and most of all Spiritually. This project was an outward confirmation to me of the inward changes that I have observed taking place.
Although I have many kids, I’m no different than any other Mom that worries if her children will grow to be Godly and Responsible young men and women. As the years have gone by, I have hung on to each new little milestone the Lord has revealed to me. God is the one in charge of my children’s growth. I just need to do my part and let God do the rest. For He loves our children even more than we do.
I’m thankful that God reveals these nuggets along the way…something to hang on to during the rougher times of parenting.
You see my son is a special gift from God… given to break me. To humble me. To bring me to my knees and to count on God rather than my own strength. It’s called PRIDE..I guess tomorrow I will tell you all about that little problem I had….
If you have trouble with a little PRIDE, visit me tomorrow..I promise to confess all Better yet..use one of my share buttons if you think everyone should know about my confession….