As I shared last week, we have been staying with family before we transition into our new home. My parents graciously allowed us to come stay with them for the last two weeks. If you missed why we couldn’t move right into our new home, I encourage you to read last week’s blog post to get caught up.
My family and I were super eager to move into our new home, but God had other plans. This past weekend, my parents surprised my husband and I with a conversation that was soo impactful that I just had to share it with you all. I’m forever in awe of how God orchestrates detours in our lives so that He can get our attention. The most important ministry of family never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think I’ve learned soo much, I realize how much more there is to learn.
Anyway, my parents took the time to encourage my husband and I in all that we are doing as parents and taking care of our family. They took the time to share their memories of how the days of raising my brother and I was a grind, but looking back now, they see how the years were soo short. They encouraged us that planting seeds of prayer, time spent in God’s Word, and other things of spiritual value will pay out far more dividends than we can imagine. But also, if we dropped the ball, there would be consequences.
The boys' loving grandparents and I all joined hands and prayed together. Lastly, they prayed an individual prayer for each one of our boys. I will forever be grateful for my parents and this moment. I was reminded all the more of how precious the responsibility of loving and serving my family as unto the Lord really is. One of the most poignant nuggets that my Dad shared was, “You are dealing with your grandchildren now.” Wow!
The investment of time, energy, and prayer extend beyond our families as we know it right now. When we keep Christ at the center of our home, we are impacting generations to come. So don’t lose sight of the goal, my friends. God loves our families more than we could ever know. He knows as parents, we will get tired, stressed, and have difficulty. Yet, He promises to be with us and never leave us. This week, I encourage you to stay in prayer for yourselves, your children, future children, and the generations to come! Be blessed!
From Left to Right: My parents, My husband & I , and the boys :)