Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord!
New beginnings to familiar rhythms. A blank slate, but with remnants of erased chalk dust. I begin here now, with what has been placed heavily on my heart. A small hidden blogging cove full of the inner pieces of my heart and days. A place to leave a legacy of memories for those I love. Our stories. My letters of love.
I begin by kneeling and lifting my hands in prayer . . .
Dear Heavenly Father,
I lift my hands and heart to You. I am so grateful for the gift of being able to write these words for my family. May I pour out my heart like water before Your presence and lift my hands for the lives of my children. I seek Your guidance to keep me grounded and trusting You with my days. Please help me be the wife that honors my husband. I'm weary; physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I know that only by Your strength, I can endure. Sometimes, I'm scared. It's hard being a wife, mama, homeschool teacher, and grandma. And even harder to wear all these hats and transition between them often. I humbly ask for You to be gentle with me because I know I need to improve in all my roles.
I thought as I got older and wiser things would get easier, but life is constantly changing. I can feel my own pain, but also the pain of others close to me. I can only imagine the pain You felt as You hung on that cross. Thank you for carrying that cross for the undeserving - me. I reverently accept Your gift of eternal life and want to instill this in the hearts of my children.
The gifts you've given me are only little for so long and I yearn to do the best that You have called me to do. I know that Your plans are always better than mine. Help me trust this. Help me trust You more.
Most importantly, help me seek You every day and pour out my
~In Your presence,