Just like any parent, I have high aspirations for all of my children.
I want them to receive a good education, have decent-paying jobs, and for them to marry godly people who love them with their whole hearts.
I hope they follow their dreams, have a career they love, and work hard in everything they do.
I pray my children aspire to more than just awesome paying jobs and a great resume.
I pray they aspire to date and marry someone for more than good looks and a healthy bank account.
I pray that as they grow older, they really take the time to see people.
I pray that compassion leads their hearts over pride.
I pray they notice those who are different but realize that a person is so much more than their differences.
I pray they own their unique quirks rather than try to hide who they really are.
I pray they notice people in their brokenness and learn the power of a kind word and a heart that is eager to shine the light and love of Jesus.
I pray we all try to sit with people in their brokenness. To really get to know them.
I pray we can take the time to look under the surface of a person and get into the nitty-gritty of the path they have walked. For that is where the growth and pruning of relationships really take place.
Originally published on the author’s blog