Friday, November 2, 2012
Are my roots strong?
Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker at tales from a Gypsy Mama does what is called a Five Minute Friday. 5 minutes to write without abandon about one word that she gives us.It is fun! I encourage you to try it out.
All of us have roots--starting points if you will. Some of us want to hide ours or wish we had different ones.
Roots, in nature, are used to nourish. To help grow. Give life. Make better.
Is that what I am doing as a mom? Am I helping my son grow? Is he better because of me?
He is only 2, so he doesn't see that I am trying to lead him in the right direction.
In my last post, I said that I wanted to give him roots and wings. I am trying to make a home where he feels safe, where he is growing. I hope that he is rooted in Jesus, but at the same time, I hope that I give him wings to fly, not rooted so much that he feels guilty when it is time for him to go out and plant his own roots and I hope he will be proud of me and my husband--his roots.