window of time

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I read this verse this morning and it reminded me that life is short.

Psalm 90: 12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.

Our time with our children is limited. Our baby Joaquin is still very dependent on us but it is only a matter of time that he will feed and dress himself. I like it that our 11-year old daughter still consults me on what shoes she should wear with the shirt she’s wearing, but our 14-year old almost never asks for my help. Our 6-year old is at that stage when he is realizing that dad and mom are not perfect and that not they are not always right. I remember when they were much younger and they took everything we told them as the absolutes, when “because mommy said so” was enough to end an argument.

The reality is, we only have a window of time to mold our kids’ hearts and minds. Like clay that gets hard after a period of time, our kids’ hearts are only moldable for a while, and after that, they would have formed their values and belief system that will stick with them for life.

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Lord, help me to maximize my time with my children. May I enjoy everyday, every season with them and always be reminded that it is a privilege to be a mother to these kids. Help me grow in wisdom so I might make the most out of every opportunity I have with them. I pray that I will be able to mold them and train them up in Your ways, so that when they are old, they will not depart from them. In Jesus name..

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