Today my family begins a new journey: raising four children completely on our own. Tonight as my mother in-law goes home we are left with an endeavor that will be exciting, scary, and emotional all at one time. I think we are both trying to put it all together in our minds of how we will make it through this time period. Currently we have 4 kids (the oldest being 4 years old) and we are simply two sinful parents trying to mold these kids in the ways of Christ.
This points me back to two realities of my sinful existence: 1) I will make many mistakes as a sinful father and the only saving grace is forgiveness, and 2) Since I am baptized into Christ and had the honor of receiving the Lord's Supper on Sunday, I have Christ living inside me. Therefore, it is no longer I that am doing this, but Christ who is at work.
I covet all of your prayers and at the same time I will be praying for all parents of young children as our lives turn upside down in this glorious vocation.