Thursday, January 8, 2009

Amazing Kids

I have the best kids in the world!!! Now there are times that I wonder if anything we are trying to teach them is sinking in....but there are even more moments that I watch them and think WOW! THOSE ARE OUR KIDS! I am so thankful for them. They really have wonderful hearts and great personalities.

I have so many prayers for them: their future spouses, their friends...both now and future, their relationship with our awesome God, their physical well being, their emotional health, the way they see others and treat others, the way they feel about themselves, those that have influence in their lives (teachers, family, church family, kids they look up to, etc.), and more.

It's soooo overwhelming at times and then I remember we don't have to do this all ourselves. First of all, we've got God on our side and if we continually ask him for wisdom in parenting and protection for them....He will provide! Secondly, we have so many wonderful people that God has put in our lives to help mentor them, teach them and be good examples for them.
I just take one day at a time...try my best at parenting...and trust God to take care of the rest.


Anonymous said...

Your kids ARE amazing!! And it just so happens that you and Greg are also amazing parents!! We are very, very, very proud of you and your family....very proud!

Dad & Mom

Jay said...

:) I love your kids.

--- and WOW! That picture of Mason is so good. I had to look at it twice... I absolutely cannot believe how grown he is. It's like it happened in the last 6 months or so. Good grief... make him stop.

Hales said...

Sandi, my mom started praying for my future spouse when I was a child also. I know for a fact that that is the only reason I am with Chase today. You reminded me so much of my mom with all your prayers for your children! I know if it wasn't for her prayers, I could have taken the wrong road plenty of times... and I certainly have had plenty of opportunities. But something tugged at my heart all throughout growing up that kept me from falling into evil. I am positive I would be in a completely different situation than I am now (and MUCH further from God) if it wasn't for my mother's prayers. I certainly am not perfect by any means, but I am so very thankful to have a mother that has a wonderful relationship with God that taught me all I know.

Just thought I would encourage you to keep praying. When they are old enough to see the effects, your children will be so blessed and grateful! :)