My girls are growing up. No matter how many times I ask Emily to just be my baby again…it’s not going to happen. In her words..I would, Mommy, but I don’t know how to get back in your belly…I’m too big to fit back in your mouth. Apparently, she thinks I just spewed her out of my mouth. I should probably correct that misconception some day.
You see, Emily is turning into a young lady before my very eyes…
Oh…the eye roll…I thought I wouldn’t see that until middle school.
Then…there’s Ella. My baby…
Okay…she’s not really a baby either. Yes, they are growing quickly. So, when I read this verse today…I thought of them.
And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved me may be in them… – John 17:26
More than anything else, Lord…I want to declare to them Your name. I want the beauty of the Lord to be upon them. I want them to see the passion I have for you and want the same for themselves.
I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. – John 17:15