Well, my oldest now has his drivers lic. I have to say, he is a pretty good, careful driver. But there is one problem. He seems to know everything. Why is it that a teenager that has had his drivers lic. for less than one month knows more than his mother who has had her drivers lic. for 24 + years? The answer: He doesn't. Not sure what chemical in the teenage brain tells them that they know more than their parents. For the record: My parents will ALWAYS be smarter. Why? Because they have lived longer, that's why. That is how we learn; by living. Going through trials, hardships, tough times, is what makes us stronger. It makes us who we are. If I only could get that through the heads of both my teenagers we could save so much time, energy and lectures.
I pray for my children everyday. I pray that my teens will never have to go through the hardships, heartaches and trials that I have endured. Not saying that I had a terrible childhood. I had a wonderful childhood. I just want them to have an easier life. If I would have listened to my parents way back when, it could've saved me so much!
But then, I wouldn't be who I am today right? So do I thank God for my trials? I do. I thank him for not only letting me walk through those, but being by my side the whole time. That is what I am going to be praying from now on. Praying that my children's trials are handled with God by their side and faith on the other.