Learning to let go and let God take over

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This past week God has been testing my faith in Him.

It’s something as simple as dropping a 3 year old to preschool for the first time…

except in my case it’s so hard. You see my 3 year old loves school, loves his teachers, loves to learn…

Learning to let go and let God take over

but can’t bear to be away from me for 4 hours.

He cries his heart out hysterically and only calms down after about half an hour or so.

Thankfully he has been blessed with amazing, loving teachers who hold and cuddle him till he calms down. But waiting outside his classroom (And no, I can’t bear to walk away from school) knowing he’s crying for me is heart-breaking.

 

This past week at preschool I’ve been learning to let go and let God take over. It hasn’t been easy but I know I’m learning to put my trust in God in a way I haven’t before.

I’m learning as a parent that I need to look at the bigger picture and not the situation as it plays out in the present.

As I look over the Parent’s Prayer given to each parent just before preschool started, I’m reminded once again to trust God to make me the parent He wants me to be.

And yes, rest assured that my little man is slowly going through his own process of letting go…

of Mama and exploring the amazing new adventure God has in store up ahead for him.

 

A Parent's Prayer

 

 

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About Marina

Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 8 year old daughter, a 4 year old son who loves all things construction and a serene 3 month old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

What tides her through each day?...A hot cup of cardamom chai and Philippians 4:13!

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  1. 1

    Oh He loves us so! Nothing else I can put my trust in. :)
    Lana recently posted..His eye is on the SparrowMy Profile

  2. 2

    It’s the ultimate test really….for we tend to think no one could love our kids more than us right? You’ve got this…well, God has got this. :)

  3. 3

    Thanks so much for sharing this prayer, Marina! It is really hard to let go, but we can know God is in control. :)

  4. 4

    I’ve learned the hard way that it’s God’s way or no way. I’ve learned to be patient and wait for His plan to work out in His own time. I have had a rough life. I liken myself to a twin of Job. I enjoyed your post. Followed you from SITS. Have a blessed day!
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  5. 5

    {Melinda} Hugs to you, mama! I remember those days … so difficult. I wish I could tell you it gets easier. Both my kids are teens now and I’ve had to let them go so many, many times and in so many ways. Just this morning, I was praying that God would help me to trust Him more — with my children, with my finances, with my future. He is trustworthy!! I know that in my head … and in my heart. Applying it in daily life, though, can be challenging.
    Mothering From Scratch recently posted..walking in our shoes: our role in shaping childrenMy Profile

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