Gracious Lord, thank You for the gift of this day. I thank You for the many, many blessings that You have given me in the past and that You give me this day. I especially thank You for all of the blessings You have given that go unnoticed, asking forgiveness
Children are one of the greatest gifts God gives us. Raising children comes with many rewards and an abundance of love. Nothing on earth compares to holding your newborn. Your heart almost explodes with love for this tiny baby. Each year parents develop more skills to care for this child.
For most of us, when we first become parents, we are so enamored with this precious blessing from God, this miracle that is our newborn baby, that we don’t look too far into the future wondering what they will grow up to be. But later, as our children age, we begin to think of the future. Here are some goals, I encourage you and your spouse to discuss and try to agree on, to be consistent with your parenting.