The most recent has been watching my older daughter get into the car BY HERSELF and drive off. This just gives new terror to life. Now I have a whole new appreciation for my parents. I can truly relate to the unsettled and staggering feeling of watching your child take control of a very large machine. Prayers were sent up heavily and will continue, as you can imagine.
I told my husband I'd swear the oldest was just born a few years ago and the younger just a few months past. I look at them and see young ladies already. Especially the 16 year old. Soon she'll be out on her own, making her own decisions. Egads, someone knock me out and wake me when she's worked out all the crap of the twenties. LOL!
I don't know if I've done everthing right. In fact, I know I haven't. I'm so glad God is catching the slack and fixing what I screw up. Here's a little blurb I did for my church newsletter. Hope this speaks to you.
Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” I think God sees our faith the same way. Belief isn’t final—we must continually practice it. Doubt isn’t fatal, but it does require honesty and sometimes a swift kick in the rear. What matters is that we continue on, knowing that despite our shortcomings, God makes up for what we lack. And He is the king of second chances.So, what chapter of life are you in?