Monday, March 4, 2013

I Always Had to Learn the Hard Way

    There are so many times that I wish I could just transport my kids to a future moment and show them why I do what I do now.  Today's discipline saves them from a folly on down the line, but for some reason my words of wisdom aren't always enough.  It hurts to watch your kids learn the hard way.  It hurts even more because that was me and I want to save them from it all.
   I heard a song today by Laura Story called Blessings.  It's not a new song, but I had this subject on my mind and it made me think of them and of learning the hard way.  The chorus:

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

    Just up a few lines I said that it hurts to watch my kids make mistakes because that "was" me.  But actually if I really want to be honest, that still IS me.  I haven't really changed and when I'm going through a trial I know it's because I need to.  I know myself and that really is the only way I learn....through tears, sleepless nights, and storms.  
    So, in these days while my kids are here growing up and going through their own life lessons, I will walk with them.  I will hold their hand, guide them, listen to them, discipline them, love them.  After all, that is what my Father continues to do with me every day.  There is not a day that I resent Him for it, and they won't resent me either.

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Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:  
       Prov. 31:28