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.