Today is bittersweet...

I try to start most everyday in Jamie's recliner, talking to the LORD.  That usually takes the form of a journaled letter
to Him.  I felt led to share today's letter with you...


"LORD,

Today is a bittersweet day.  It is Emily's last day of school.  Only one exam, and she will be done.

I have never tried to be boastful about my girls.  Countless times, people have asked how old they are and have gone on to give me their age-related horror story.  I never know how to respond outside of, "We have been blessed."

It's impossible to boast when it's nothing I've done.  You've called me to this chair to lift them up and intercede for them.  There has never been a second of regret.  There were many times I let the enemy convice me that I was failing.  You wouldn't let me fail.

Last night, it occured to me that my early life was spent seeking relevence and now there is a fear of being irrelevent.  I will always be relevent in the eyes of those who matter.  I pray my girls don't waste their lives seeking anyone's approval aside from Yours.  You promote them.  You provide for them.   You direct their steps.

Life is simple.  'Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.'  When we seek You and when we are content with who You make us to be, what more is there?  'Godliness with contentment is great gain.'

My prayer for both Emily and Lauren is this:  'Wherever they are and whomever they are with, help them to be who You've created them to be.'

I am so proud of both of my girls.  I can express that to You, LORD.  I know that You are proud of them, too.

Thank You, LORD, for my children.  Who could ask for more?

I Love You, LORD!

                         Thank You for all YOU have done...

Stephanie