Raising our children does not come with a manual. We raise them with a mixture of fear that everything we do will never be enough. But we raise them with so much love which is but a reflection of God’s love for us.
Raising our children involves giving them the freedom to make mistakes without fear of punishment. Raising them in faith involves bringing them to church to strengthen and grow in their faith, even if they do constantly fight on who gets the chairs church nearest Mom or Dad or the choir. Raising our children means teaching them to laugh and to find their joy, their passion in life. Raising our children means being prepared for the unexpected and never rash to judgment. Raising our children calls for us to trust and have faith that God will speak to us, guide us, and cover for us when we falter. God’s love will show us how.