Hello, Young Mothers

"Mommy, will you help me grow up?" 
A friend posted this line spoken by her toddler
on her facebook page this morning.
My heart melted.  
I thought the line could/should be woven into
a song.  At the very least, poetry.
I said so.
Her response was,
"In context, we were discussing all of the jobs
that he could have when he grows up.
His favorite option was driving a train.  Followed closely by being a drummer."
Hello, young mothers, wherEVER you are!
Will you help them grow up?
My prayers today are as full as my eyes with tears
as I think of the innocence of children
and the challenges and joys of raising them...
of our three children raising THEIR children and
mothers and dads everywhere.
One of our 10.5 grandchildren

Ephesians 6:4
"Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master."
(The Message)
"Bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."
(English Standard Version)


  1. I feel sad for young parents today. it's awfully hard to raise children and in todays world, well the outside influences on children are astronomical!
    I think one of the biggest problems are that young parents don't realize how hard it is to raise children. You can't just water them and watch them grow! But unfortunately that's many young parents think. Love Di ♥

  2. I think it's only in hindsight we realize how important intentional parenting is. Parents have been given a huge responsibility along with the joys and fun. The disciplining and training of children is not for the faint of heart...but the rewards are so great, and eternal! One of my favorite scripture verses while raising children was this one: Hebrews 12:11 "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Good thoughts today Rebecca!

  3. I SO agree about hindsight, Jacquelyn. Why IS that?

  4. I wish I had thought about this with my own children. I just didn't think of my role as mother as a 'helper' in their growing up.
    I think I thought of myself more as a care-taker and disciplinarian. Oh, if only I had to do it all over again. Helping children grow up is so much more than that.
    This little guy asked his mother for the best gift, and he also gave such a gift to her by asking it.
    Love and Prayers,

  5. My heart was tugged when I read, "Mommy, will you help me grow up?"
    Amazing that these few words can cause tears to well in my eyes, but they do.
    What an awesome responsibility it is to be a parent.

  6. This touched my heart! How young parents need our prayers and support - and faithful examples!

  7. Proverbs 29:15
    The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

  8. Parents do need to help their children grow up in Christ. We have to make the choice to be parents and not their friends in order to train them up in the way they should go. The reward is that they grow up to not only love us but Christ as well.

  9. I'll never forget the day when my young son (4) was sent upstairs to his room for misbehaving. I overreacted and my tone more severe than it needed to be. With a puddle of tears streaming down his face, he turned on the stairs and said, "Mommy, God sent you here to be our lover."

    I don't suppose I have to tell you how that suspended my steps and brought me to my knees in repentance.

    I'm still raising those youngins and still needing the grace of God every day to do so. Even with the big ones!



Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)