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A missed opportunity. 31 days of praying. post 2

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


So here's why I took on a totally different writing topic than I had planned... a missed opportunity last week with my kids.  Christopher, my middle guy, asked me at bedtime if I could say a prayer with them.  All 3 boys sleep in the same room and it's pretty much a zoo in there ... and sometimes I just get SOOOO TIRED, and want to escape unharmed.  So the depths of hell emerged from my mouth... and I said to his sweet little prayer request...., not tonightNot tonight.  And with those 2 words I spoke volumes to my kids.  In 2 little words, I told them I was too tired  to pray, that I was okay with ending the day alone - without due thanksgiving to the God who gave me every minute of it anyway.  And that it's okay for them to do the same.  I won no parenting awards that day.

Big ol' missed opportunity.  Or as my teenager would say, "epic fail."  So I saw this writing project as an opportunity to do better.  To better my focus and myself.  Maybe to dig a little deeper and learn a bit.  So here we are.  

And I'm on this road searching for words - words not only to fill a blog post, but words of praise and pleading, of disappointments and questions. Of praying my kids through their so big days of learning and expanding their little worlds into the great plan God has in store for each of them.  

I read a quote recently by Jackie Kennedy... and it's a good one... "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much."
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jackiekenn163360.html#dCMV9HCPkAgPCKGm.99
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jackiekenn163360.html#dCMV9HCPkAgPCKGm.99


And as I  enter into this project,  I appreciate and seek out your input.   Because, once again.... there are no experts here in the house of angels, pirates, and thieves.  Just me - an imperfect heart who hopes she is taking every opportunity to fully raise my future adults.   To raise them to not be, well..... pirates and thieves. 

And my country song quote for the day..... thanks, Miranda Lambert..... "I bet he'd understand a heart like mine."  Talking about Jesus.  Me and Jesus just figuring stuff out together.  

Missed day 1?  Here you go.... 

http://angelspiratesthieves.blogspot.com/2013/09/31-days-of-praying-gods-heart-for-my.html 

Day 3.... praying big ideas for our kids. Go big or go home.  

http://angelspiratesthieves.blogspot.com/2013/10/31-days-of-praying-gods-heart-for-my.html 

Kristi

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