Text Message

I mentioned a couple of days ago that Steel was on retreat for CC’s Senior Ministry team.  I was hopeful that it would be a moving experience for him and today I got my answer.  While I was at the fair (checking on my photo entires) I received a text message from my son.  In it he expressed his gratitude and his love for us and expressed an apology for any disrespectful behavior that he has exhibited in the past.

For us as parents, these are the moments we live for.  The moments when we realize that it’s all been worth it, that we have had a positive influence on our children and that they are growing to their potential.  There is such a sense of peace that comes from knowing that they are becoming the loving and kind individuals you knew they were inside.  It is amazing how those words of gratitude can put everything and everyone in perspective in the blink of an eye.