Confronted once again this past Sunday with my failures in mothering I find myself crying out, “LORD! Please help me to teach these children that although I fail, You do not, and that my failures do not give them an excuse to choose the wrong path.” It is something that I prayed before Dan died, but it seems even more important now somehow. They can use the awful things of this sin-cursed world to get stronger and to learn how to get closer to God or they can let them cause a root of bitterness to grow that will blossom and spread it’s evil poison to everything and everyone in their lives.
Reminds me of the political arena. Dan really got disgusted with all these people blasting Bush for his choice to go to war. “We can’t blame Bush for not knowing everything about the situation. He did the best he could with the information that he had.” Well, I am doing the best I can with the information, skills, and time that I have.
Sometimes it just doesn’t seem like enough . . .