I know Your wisdom is infinite,
and you gave me these babies to take care of.
Some days I’m not really sure why You trusted me with them.
They are precious, and I often don’t feel equipped to give them what they need.
I do know they need me to protect them,
and to love them,
I also know that they need me to let go,
and to let them learn on their own, to grow and make mistakes.
Please, God, help me to be enough.
Show me how to keep them safe as they earn their independence.
Put the words of affirmation they need to hear on my tongue.
Help me to see them grow into the Godly young men and women this world desperately needs.
Let me teach them grace and humility.
Ease my tears, Lord, as they begin to walk away from my arms.
May I find joy in their growth,
and share their triumphs.
I pray these things in Your glorious name,