I had an interesting day yesterday. (say that three times) It reminded me that my children will be my children regardless of age and where life takes them.
I was awaken by a car alarm at 2:30 am Friday morning. I got up to see what the noise was and to make sure it wasn’t our cars. When I opened the door, I found that it was one of ours; my daughter’s. I ran to her room to get her keys so I could turn off the alarm. When I got to the door, I struggled to find the right button but eventually did. I looked out the side door and then the front door, but saw no one outside. I locked the doors and went back to bed.
After getting back into bed, I realized that I couldn’t go to sleep. This was very bad. The alarm would go off at 6:00 am and that was fast approaching. I texted a friend who I thought might be up and we talked for a while, but I knew that I needed to try and get some sleep. My students would count on me to be alert, I mean, it was Friday!
I did fall back asleep but not until 5:30 am and then the alarm went off at 6:00 am. I got up and did my regular morning routine. I went outside to check our cars to make sure nothing was done to them. (at 2:30 am, I was not going outside to check on the cars by myself) Everything seemed fine until I got to my daughter’s car. I unlocked it and went to open it, that’s when I realized it wasn’t really closed. It was like someone opened it, the alarm went off, they got scared and slightly closed the door so it would catch and look closed. (her locks don’t always work)
I checked inside, in the trunk and underneath the car. I was mad! My ninja skills kicked in and I was ready to kick some butt. This was my child’s property. Nothing was taken, but it was violated! You mess with my kid, you mess with me! I prayed for her safety. I prayed for protection over her life and her property. I prayed over our home and over my family. I know God has our back and he encamped His angels around us that night.
She didn’t want to leave by herself, so we left together that morning. That afternoon, I had an outing with my parents. My daughter didn’t want to go home by herself, so she came to hang out with me. After getting home that evening, she made sure to remind me to check and make sure all the doors were locked before she went to bed.
I know that my child is a young adult. But I also know that regardless of their age, marital status, their own children, their jobs and lives, my children still need me to protect them through prayer. Prayer is the only way you can protect your children when you aren’t around them. Prayer should be the first thing you do. I know I can’t always be with them, even with my grandson, but I do know that God loves them and me and He wants what’s best for us. I know that He is always with us and He protects and provides for us and you, if you let Him.
Be encourage today to let go and let God protect you and your children; your whole lives! He wants to and He does even without you knowing. He loves you!