“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD… Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children…” (Psalm 128, excerpts)
Here are some of the best rewards for all our years of diapers, bandaging, feeding, car-seat buckling, chauffeuring, school planning and teaching, paper-correcting, arbitrating, Dr.-Seuss-reading, shoe-finding, potty-training, and general exhaustion. Grandchildren! Seven and counting! We finally got a picture when everyone was awake and happy!
What a joy to hear them talking about Jesus and singing the psalms already!
Don’t give up! Stay faithful, pray for strength and wisdom, and point your children to Jesus! It is oh-so-worth-it! 🙂
(Photo by Susannah)