Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Power of a praying parent.

There’s no denying that I have been blessed with amazing parents.

I could give you a list of a million reasons why they are the greatest.

But one thing that stands out to me above all the rest is their dedication to praying for their children.

My Mom is married to a wonderful, wonderful man. He filled a huge void since my real father doesn’t have much of a presence in my life. I often tell my Mom that God knew what she needed when he sent him into her life, but he also knew what I needed.

Anyway, as you know, or if you don't, right now I am living with my parents. On their bathroom mirror they have taped to it a prayer list of all the things they are praying for at the time and just have it there as a daily remember to pray for whatever the need is.

They had already left for the day this morning and I had to go into their bathroom for something, and this is what I found.


In case you can’t read it, it says “Lauren & school direction, self-confidence, and a husband for her.”

I wanted to cry. To say I am blessed would be an understatement.

I will strive to be that kind of parent someday. A parent who prays without ceasing for their children.

Even when my daughter is in her mid 20’s and still trying to find her way, still learning about self-confidence, and still waiting on God’s timing for that husband he has for her.

I will continue praying.....

Because my parents have taught me by example.

21 comments:

Jenn with Munchkin Land Designs said...

Oh, wow. I almost started crying. What an incredible example for you, and how loved you must feel. Great parents!

Karah said...

awww love this!!! What wonderful parents. :)

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Thats amazing, and so sweet. And as a parent now? It just reminds me to keep praying for my baby girl. Always. Even for her future. And all that. xo

Aishlea and Brandon said...

You are very blessed, my friend! :) Lots of love around you!!

Rebecca Jo said...

that makes me want to cry.....

Mrs. Jones said...

I just started my day with a few tears. That is precious and wonderful. They have given you a great legacy. :-) I want to be that kind of parent one day!

Kim said...

Aw so sweet. :) You are truly Blessed beyond measures girl!! You'll find that special someone, and when you do it will be from the grace of God!

Trina said...

So sweet Lauren! :)

Cara S. said...

That is the best! What great parents you have. And it must feel great as their child knowing that they are praying for you! I need to make sure I am doing thins on a more regular basis for MY son!

Sara said...

This made me tear up. What an absolute blessing!!

Holly said...

This has to be the best blog you have written yet! ;) Love you!!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

oh that is so wonderful!! so blessed for such a Godly parents...this brought happy tears to my eyes!

BARBIE said...

You are truly blessed to have Godly parents. I was not raised in a Christian home. I hope that I can be this kind of example for my children.

Niki said...

Lauren! I love this! So sweet and what wonderful parents!!

I love that I know my mom prays for me all day long. It make my heart happy when I randomly get a text in the middle of the day telling me what she is praying. I hope I remember to always make sure my kids know I am praying for them!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

aww, Lauren that is so awesome! so nice to know they are praying hard for you and your little ones will be so blessed by you and your prayers too! :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

this just brought tears to my eyes. as a parent, you never stop praying for your child. i hope i always remember to do so...

Justin and Jessica said...

This is absolutely so sweet! Your parents are wonderful! :)

Jacquie said...

That is so sweet, Lauren... and you are SO blessed to have godly parents!!

Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride said...

Awe, that is just precious. Game me chills!!!

Angie said...

Sooooo sweet!!

Kristen @ Savor the Small Things said...

How special - what wonderful parents you have! I love the idea of a prayer list taped to the mirror where I see it every day!

~Kristen