i go into each of their bedrooms.
because i'm weird & compulsive
my main objective is to tidy things up
make the beds....'magazine' worthy.
maybe tidy a drawer or two.
please tell me you do the same
while i'm in there
i take a moment to pray for them
for their specific needs for that day
its a great time
that keeps me accountable in just the little simple daily prayers for them
but the other day
i just sat down in one of their rooms
& thought about that child's particular future.
i really try to keep the big picture in mind
to remind myself
they are not really mine.
they are gifts
chosen specifically for me
& they are with me
for a twinkling.
to raise to disciple to love to teach to encourage
but then i give them back
i give them back to Him
to will in them the life He has planned for them.
as i sat in her room
i wondered what her future would be.
will she grow to lead a quiet simple life
or be "known" , if you will.
will she wear stilettos & work in the corporate frenzy
or spend her days planning menus & packing lunches.
will she marry a marvelous man?
whatever her future holds
i pray that she is strong & courageous
that she is surrounded by friends that love her
that she knows how deep & how wide His love for her is
that she marries a man who will treasure & cherish her
that whatever path she chooses
she chooses with her whole heart
& that the road back to home
is always a short one