Wednesday, August 25, 2010

holy experience

I read Holy Experience most days. Today Ann shared about drawing your teens back into Gods presence, almost like wooing them. It touched my heart as I have been dwelling on the changing relationship with my children as they grow. I am expecting our fourth in December and we are all looking forward to the new addition. I am working with my 3yo, trying to teach her to be sweet, despite how she feels. I continue to work with my 9yo, the sweetest and tender hearted boy, on focus and diligence. My 11yo is changing fast. Responsible and independent, yet I recognise we are heading into years he will need us to be more present than ever. Balancing the needs of all four and focusing on my husband lay heavy on me at present. Ann talks about her husband gently saying that teens want to be treated as we want to be treated. Of course! And yet it hit me. I often feel I am just directing the kids all day. Today I vow to come along side them instead. Lead as I would like to be led. I continue to pray that I am the mum they need.

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