And I'm so grateful for all the ways my children lead lives that bless others: their families, their co-workers, their neighbors, their employers, their churches, their communities. And I thank God with a full heart that my mistakes as a mother, the times I was distracted, overwhelmed, inattentive, and just plain wrong are covered by a God that loves my children (& grandchildren) more than I can ever love them.
And I am even more grateful that when I see my children and grandchildren struggling that I no longer believe I am in charge of fixing things for them. I am confident in their strength, wisdom, compassion, and persistence and I am even more confident in God's abundant Grace and desire for their highest good and ability to cover their oversights, errs and limitations with as much power and capacity and willingness as God has poured into my own life. I am confident that God asks us to endure nothing that is not necessary to get us where we need to be...relying on Him, growing according to His Grace, fulfilling our highest good, the greatest purposes for which we are created.
Abba, Father God, thank you for loving my children more than I can, knowing perfectly what they need at all times and in all places, and being wholly available to them in times of joy and times of challenge, always longing for their highest good and able to lead them to amazing grace, overwhelming joy and infinite compassion. AMEN