I had children.
Giving birth is risky business.
Raising children is risky business.
Do I regret deciding to raise two children?
They are a gift from God!
Here’s that spunky boy in today’s world:
Our son and his wife also took the risk.
They decided to raise a family.
But they were not able to have biological children.
So, they took the risk of adopting…
Not just one, but four children!
Adopting is risky business!!
God bless them!
Do they regret it?
You’ll have to ask them!
But, I know that decision of theirs
impacted our whole extended family!
When our granddaughter, Hope, was 18,
she decided she was grown up enough
to make her own decisions,
so she took a risk and left home.
She decided to live with a girlfriend.
(That’s her in stripes in that photo,
and the two little ones are hers: Xander & Sienna.)
Well, that living arrangement didn’t last.
Moving out is risky business.
In just a few months,
Hope was homeless,
couch-hopping, and in trouble.
We took the risk and invited her
to come to live with us in Montana.
It’s a risk we “do not regret.”
That little baby you prayed for this week
is Hope’s #3 … Charlotte.
Thank you, Hope, for taking the risk
of raising a family.
As David Jeremiah wrote in “Ever Faithful”
Life Takes Time…
“Be patient with yourself and with others.
Put down roots.
Stay in one place.
nothing takes the place of
God’s work over time.”
Yesterday I texted Hope:
“Hope, how are you and Charlotte doing?”
“We are doing good!!! She’s eating and sleeping well!”
“How are Xander and Sienna?”
“Ok! They’re doing good!
I’m recovering well!
And the kids, too.
They love her!“
Yes, life is risky business.
Raising kids is risky business.
And we never stop parenting
as long as we and our children are alive.
Yesterday that little girl in Santa’s lap
up in that 1968 photo
was driving to a lunch date
in Switzerland (where she lives)
when a car dashed out into her path.
Oh my! Learning to drive is a risk.
Do you ever regret teaching your kids to drive?
Now, I need you to pray for DeAna and her transportation, OK?
And don’t forget to praise God.
She’s OK, even if the car is not!
See ya tomorrow.
No, I don’t regret having children.
Yes, Ty & De are God’s gifts.
But, every day’s a risk, isn’t it?
Life is risky business!!
God bless you all…