If you have teens, you know how fleeting their childhood. My second child hit the teen mark last November, and it amazes me how much this sweet little squeaky voice baby grew into a taller-than-her-mama teenager. With my oldest son being 15 and my daughter now 13, I’ve discovering more and more how tough these years can be. The pressures all around them can often make them feel like the world is caving in. I truly believe it is important to pray for my teens just as much as I did for them as children. With the upcoming driver’s license, I pray more.
Today I’m thanking you for my teenager. I still recall the day they arrived, gifted to me by your love and grace. I can hardly grasp the fact that they are not little anymore. While the days and weeks and months have passed, how I need You. To sculpt their spirit and help the sweet days outweigh the hard. Cover their faults with Your forgiveness. May each anticipated milestone be embraced to the fullest. May their hearts travel closer to you and to each other with every year they grow.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.