Worn Out

Usually, when one of our boys comes to me and tells me they need a new one of something. Whether they lost it, or wore it out, I can’t help but sigh and think about the money and time it will take to replace whatever they need.  Today’s “I wore it out” had a very different impact on me.  Our oldest came to me with his Bible in hand, and opened it to reveal the binding coming apart and the cover barely hanging on.

I looked at it and had to smile.  I asked if he wanted a new one and he said “No, I want to try to fix it.”  If you are a parent, I know I don’t even need to say it, but it’s hard!  Raising kids is hard.  My husband and I have always tried to place people in our kid’s lives that have the characteristics we want our boys to have.  Seeing that worn out Bible, I couldn’t help but think about the amazing role models our boys have at church, at school, and in our friends and family. They are surrounded by people who love and encourage them and, most importantly, help them learn God’s word.  You’ve no doubt heard the saying “it takes a village,” and I am so thankful for the amazing one God has blessed us with.

Within this last year, I have had the amazing opportunity to take on roles that allow me to interact more with the kid’s at our church and at the school our boys go to.  While I am loving where God has placed me, I feel the weight and importance of it.  Building a relationship with a child, loving them, helping them to find their place in this world as a child of God is an amazing thing to be a part of.  I wish you many more worn out Bibles!

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