Yesterday, during my quiet time I read the following in my Beth Moore book, Praying God's Word. It is my desire, although I so often fall short, to remember this.
"Father God, like Timothy's grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice, help me to pass down a heritage of faith." (2 Tim. 1:5)
When I taught inner city school in Birmingham, I often said I prayed for patience in the morning and forgiveness on the way home. I think being a mommy is like that. Leaving a heritage doesn't stop after they leave the home either. My mom still impacts my life for the Lord daily. I see her serve others, love and serve my dad, cherish her friends, as well as adore and fervently pray her family. She truly is leaving our family a heritage of faith.
If you would, please pray for my mom this morning as she undergoes a knee replacement surgery. She is in great health and is very active. We are hopeful for a successful outcome.
We enjoyed a cookie cake I made (I will share the recipe later) last night with some great friends at our park near our home. The kids had a wonderful time. The grown ups managed a few conversations in between pushing people on the swings and trying to keep the little ones from torturing the kittens that came over to see us.
Henry Paul, Luke, Benjamin, Perry
David and Anne Marie