The hardest part of raising children is letting them stand on their own two feet. We want to cushion each fall.
When they marry, we turn their care over to their spouse. When bad things happen, we still want to step in and rescue them as we always have.
Esther 3:4, “…to see whether something shouldn’t be done about it. …” The Message
Derek had a rough time over the last two weeks. He left work one day to find his back window shattered. He had it replaced before he even told us about it.
The next day, he got a nasty cut at work. It was already cleaned and bandaged when he told me about it. He asked Rachel to change the bandage.
Then his phone started acting weird. He got on the phone with technical support. He had to drive 30 miles to get the problem fixed.
After the car window, David came to me and asked, “Should we do something?”
After an internal debate, I replied, “We are not his source; God is. We need to let God meet his need.”
Derek cut the apron strings last week. He turned to Rachel instead of us. That means we did our job well.
I have one regret. I didn’t know it was his last meal at home. Had I known it, I wouldn’t have fed him leftovers! (You guessed it – macaroni and cheese.)
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