My heart is aching. This is pre-pre school for him, so he’s one of the youngest ones. It’s hard not knowing everything that goes on in his day like I do when he’s home with me. It’s hard trusting that others will look out for him. I worry that he’ll be bullied or pick up unkind behaviors or run out the door when no one is watching or…or…or…
Yikes. My head might spin off it’s axis.
However, I have faith that despite my fears, he needs this time of his own.
And, I think the secret to letting go of those little hands without having a meltdown is this: Daily Family Prayer.
I believe in prayer as a protection. The bible describes prayer as part of the armor of God. When I get overwhelmed thinking about all different types of dangers that our children face, I feel compelled to pray. As a mother, I know I need God’s help and protection for my children every day. I love these words from Gordon B. Hinckley:
“A return to the old pattern of prayer, family prayer in the homes of the people, is one of the basic medications that would check the dread disease that is eroding the character of our society.”