When our oldest son was two I taught him his colors by dropping food coloring in his oatmeal.
It was an effortless way to make our mundane breakfast routine a bit more exciting.
He didn’t want Lego’s for Christmas this year.
He only wants to watch soccer on the big screen when we go to Chuck E. Cheese.
And last week… he requested oatmeal with no colors.
They weren’t kidding when they said, “Don’t blink!”
I know that colored oatmeal is trivial against the big backdrop of life but his request for plain oats was a reminder of so much more.
My little boy is growing into a young man. His likes and dislikes are changing. His personality is changing. His voice is changing. And what he needs from me as a mom, friend and fellow follower of Christ is changing.
I love that he is growing into a young man but I find myself constantly drifting between loosening my white knuckled fists to allow a young man freedom and locking my arms tightly around him and never letting go.
This new season of parenting can be indescribably sweet and a stark reminder of my dependence on God. Due to the latter, I created a prayer guide that uses scripture to specifically focus on the the things I want for my son.
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James 5:16 says, “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”
My hope is that this simple guide will help other weary moms as we join together to fight for the hearts of our sons.