Made for another world

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C. S. Lewis

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Parenting

My little Maggie bug! In the midst of a busy life sometimes I feel like I'm existing or treading water. We survived another day, one crisis after another averted, one need after another met. Other days I feel like I've really connected with my children; emotionally, physically, spiritually. My goal for parenting is to 'train them up in the way they should go, so they will not depart from it'. What a daunting task. Chris and I are their protector, gate keeper, instructor, comforter, provider, leader, guide. I know that what I do reflects on the true Parent and I know that daily I fail. But I hope that when all is said and done they will know him. It's a task I cannot do on my own. On the journey as I try to reflect our Father to my children I know I am learning more and more about the Father's heart. As I parent, truly I am being lovingly, gently parented as well.

4 comments:

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  2. Beck, you are doing a great job! And know that you aren't alone in your pursuit. I'm feel like sometimes I can barely keep my nose out of the water.

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  3. Hey,

    She could be the poster girl for the NC state insect. Parenting is the toughest and most rewarding job.

    Dad

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  4. I appreciate your parenting desires and honesty Beck. I know you are an incredible Mom... and the fact that you wrestle with this task is evidence enough.

    K

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I love hearing you sweet comments!