Praise God for women who have been there, done that. I need them in my life, and God has provided.
Why do I need them? Well, just like I needed someone with experience to give me pointers back when I had babies and toddlers, I now need someone to guide me along as I raise teenagers. I haven’t a clue what I’m doing, and for the most part, that’s okay. God teaches us as we go, equips us with what we need, and we as parents do the best we can with the greatest Guide there is. But sometimes I just need to talk to someone a little older, a little wiser, and a little more experienced so that I can ask questions like, Is this normal? How should I respond to this? What did you do when your kids did this? Yes, I have a million questions.
I love that God has known my recent need for mentorship in this area, and that within the past few weeks, He has put me in conversations that addressed just what I needed to hear – sometimes before I could even bring it up! Isn’t He cool like that? He continues to remind me that when I take my self out of the equation and quit trying so hard to be a great parent – and instead let Him parent through me – all of life runs so much more smoothly.
I love that there are godly women around me who have raised fantastic children into adulthood. They point me to God, they smile knowingly when I ask questions, and they encourage me on the journey. I love them. I need them. I praise God for them!
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