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Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Mother's Faith, Hope, and Prayers

What do you do when your old-enough-to-get-married son meets a lovely girl and is falling in love?
You PRAY, pray, and pray some more. You HOPE that you've taught him everything he needs to know - about how girls are daughters of God, about the sanctity and importance of marriage, and about the necessity of family. And you have FAITH that he'll make the right decision when the time comes, and that he'll remember God in his planning for the future.

What do you do when your preparing-to-go-on-a-mission son meets a his soul mate, and knows he'll love her forever?
You PRAY, pray, and pray some more. You HOPE that you've taught him the importance of commitment and service, that you've taught him patience, and all about obligation and duty. And you have FAITH that he'll follow through with his goals and dreams, and then carrying on with his life.

What do you do when your 15-year-old son encounters peer pressure, finds out that not everything on the internet is good, and is buried to his eyeballs in homework pressures? You PRAY, pray, and pray some more. You HOPE that the lessons you've tried to teach him about being strong under pressure, and the importance of morality and chastity have sunk deep within, and that he'll make the right choices when faced with opposition. And you have FAITH that he'll remember how it feels to be good, and that he'll listen to that still small voice. And that he'll understand that repentance is a good thing - just like it is for his mom and his dad and his brothers.

What do you do when you worry about your youngest son and his self-esteem, and how everyone, including his own brothers, treat him, and wonder if he'll ever smile and be genuinely happy. You PRAY, pray, and pray some more. You HOPE that he'll grow out of those self-conscious feelings, learn to stand up for himself, and become someone who his brothers can't live without. And you have FAITH that he'll know, deep down, that he is a child of God, that he is of infinite worth, that he can accomplish anything, and that he'll be happy.

Just though I'd share my most important tools in my "MOM" kit: PRAYER, HOPE, and FAITH. Because, after all we do as mothers, there are just times when you have to turn it all over to God, and let Him lead and guide your children.

2 comments:

TheLegacyLady said...

Kara - saw your interview on Startup Princess blog - it is great to find out about you and your business - all the best to you! :)

grandmalinda said...

Great interview!! I love your recent post about your boys. It is so true, we as mother's need Faith, Hope, and Prayer....lots of it. We as mothers love our children so much, and truely do hope for their happiness. I always have a prayer in my heart for each of my "Kids", which now includes grandkids and a son and daughter in law. Love them all... Your boys are all very handsome!

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