I know for me there have been many times I have been like those still waters, afraid to cause any ripple in their lives once they reached adulthood.
We may be the type of parent who gives our input endlessly to our grown children and to the point they have turned a deaf ear. We are afraid to say too much that they may step back and leave us alone.
Lately...the spirit in me has caused me to move. We only have one life and we must leave a positive imprint in the lives of our family, friends, and earth as a whole. How do we reach our adult children when all seems lost?
I found a way recently that has not only helped me feel empowered over helplessness, but also implant positive thoughts in my adult children.
I know like most parents texting seems to be the only way our children reach out. Phone calls are almost a thing of the past sadly.
I was disgruntled with texting until I begin to "Text Pray"...
I began to text prayers to them. I did not bring up their faults or negative things I felt they were doing. I began to pray and type out blessings over them. I shared how much God loved them and wanted them to grow as healthy adults. I poured my heart out in these prayers. Not only did they see that they had a praying mom, but she was thinking of me. The words I spoke over them were life and I knew they would take root and grow one day because I truly believe in the power of prayer!
I found not only did circumstances begin to change, but my heart was lighter. I needed them to see I prayed for them. Even if they did not respond to my prayers, I continued to send out prayers to God on their behalf via text for each and every one.
Texting prayers to the Almighty...who would have thought?