It will sound silly to some. And I don't know if any other woman has dreamed about this.
When my children started to become teenagers and I would think about their futures I started looking forward to being a mother-in-law.
People make jokes about mothers-in-law and often they are warranted. We women can become busybodies all in the name of love. We can try to fix when no one wants us to fix.
But why I wanted to be a mother-in-law . . . actually I don't know why. It's just a feeling I have.
My oldest daughter and her boyfriend were married at the Aberdeen courthouse about six weeks ago. When we found out we were a bit floored by it for they are so young, but we love our new son-in-law and would have picked him for her ourselves. They wanted to live together but wanted to do it God's way, she said. And I appreciate that so much.
I think maybe if we see our children take any step toward doing things God's way we ought to celebrate. Little steps, little moments of faith in action can lead to big steps in faith. It's tough out there in the world for our children, and I'd say even tougher for our young adult children. What used to be considered wrong is now considered right in so many areas. Just going to church Sunday mornings can be seen as controversial now for young adults.
We need to pray for our children for them to stand strong, for them to develop deep roots in the Word of God.
They need our prayers.
Prayers are never a waste of time. Even when it looks like nothing is happening, God is indeed working.
So, pray. Pray for your children. Pray for your nieces and nephews. Pray for those children who have been part of your lives whoever they may be.