You are here; you are mine.
But really, you are His. He has shared you with me for an unforeseeable number of days. I cherish each one while yearning for many. I want our days to number more than the grains of sand on the shore or the stars in the sky.
I want to get this mother role right. I want to provide a good education, teach you fine manners, encourage solid friendships and a healthy body image. I want to secure happiness, peace, and joy for you. I long to impart respectability, integrity and appreciation.
But most of all, I ache to train you in the ways of the Lord. I ache to pass on a settled belief that He is good and He knows best. His ways are not our ways but He can be trusted — even when He takes away.
I trust that when His answer to our prayers is no, it is for my good and His glory.
Ultimately, what I want for your life and for my life is to bring Him glory, great glory.
That is our purpose. That is my prayer.
The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
JOB 1:21b ESV