Our schedules are so crazy, it's almost impossible to be consistent in anything! I'm still trying to learn how to flex and go with it sometimes…and not feel bad when some things just don't get done. Matt was out of town this past weekend and had the computer and my camera. I took some pictures on my phone, but couldn't post, so once again….a week later, here is post #13.
My papaw just turned 93. He's still out and about all the time doing whatever he possibly can. The family made him give up driving, but I think he loves that he can still drive his little mule around his property. The kids jumped on the mule with him…which he loved, but it made this momma a little nervous, especially for Cole…even though he loves a ride and will sit really still! I buckled the girls in and thought they were going to ride around the yard a little bit….but then he turned and went across the road and down the drive to my uncle's house….very slowly though. I just prayed for their safety. I guess a safer mom would have gotten on there with them in the first place! I knew my aunt would have a heart attack when she saw them…and she basically did. She walked them back over.
Still, I know it made my papaw proud that he could still do something with the great grandkids. It was good for his spirit. I'm glad I let them ride with just him. I can imagine it's tough to not be able to do all the things you once could…to not feel like the man you once were. He likes to be able to do as much as he can without help if possible.
As a mom, this incident made me think of the times I'm going to need to let my children do things and just trust God. Whether, that was the best decision or not for them to ride with a 93 year old man, there are definitely going to be times in the future that I'm going to just "have to let them go" whether it seems wise or not in this world. I can't imagine how hard this will be. Am I prepared to trust them in God's hands?
Just this week, Anna Jaymes busted her head open by slipping down and hitting her head on a chair. We can get hurt doing anything…simple, small stuff. There's so much out of our control. Granted, we are responsible for our part to protect them, but we can only do so much. There's peace in knowing that God is sovereign and nothing happens out of his control. I just want to be in His will. A mom had just recently told me how she didn't let her daughter go live in Uganda. I don't know how old she was, if she was a child or an adult, but it made me think that I sure don't want to get in the way of my child going and doing God's will for them. They are not mine. They are His.
I wonder about the places they will go and the great things they will do. Will I walk in the Spirit and trust Him, knowing that He is sovereign? Will I do my part and let them do their part? I hope so. :)
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