To have children who are parents is a gift of grace that surpasses all others. Only then do we see our values in action as they struggle with the stresses of balancing faith, family, friends and bread winning. As our third grandchild reaches her teen years today, I am awed by what fine young women and man the children of my children seem to be becoming.
It is humbling to watch and try not to worry or interfere. These are the times when prayer and patience can lead to the peace that is necessary for being truly present for the young families. My prayer is that I not be selfish or petty, and that I do all in my power never to take from them more than I was able to give.