I enjoy feeding-time with my Matthew so much! It is a sweet time to cuddle him. Sometimes, I pray while I feed him. Other times I blog, or just sit and think. Yesterday, as I was feeding him, I began thinking about how quickly he will be grown! Being my fifth child, I have seen first hand how quickly kids seem to take off. Lauren is already 11! Wasn’t it just yesterday that she was the baby I was feeding? My, my…it kinda makes me sad.
As I thought about Matthew’s growing up, I thought about the girl he would someday marry. She is probably alive now. Then I thought about my other children, they are 11, 8, 5 & 3. Their mates are alive now, too, I would assume. Somewhere out there, mothers are raising my future sons and daughters in-law! I began to pray that they would be raised by loving parents who serve the Lord. This led me to pray for their future mates’ salvation. I prayed they would have happy and strong marriages. I think I will pray more regularly for these things.
Happy marriages are unusual in today’s world. So many couples get divorced or, are together, but miserable – even Christian couples! Of course, all marriages have times of struggle, after all, no couple is perfect. Yet, by following God’s Word, a blissfully happy marriage is possible, even in today’s world. I hope and pray that my children find the right mate. My heart’s desire is to model a happy marriage and see them experience that joy themselves.
But not right away, of course! I’m in no hurry. 🙂
2 thoughts on “Somewhere Out There”
What a special post!
I know exactly what you mean. I pray for my kids, their future spouses, and their future spouses salvation and upbringing as often as I can remember. It's very important. We can't wait till they are 17-18 and send them off to college and pray they meet the right person, we need to be praying for them now. Great Post!