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Teaching Our Children-Trust God

Teaching Our Children-Trust God

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I have written an additional follow up post about Casey’s knee surgery.  Casey posted about the lessons learned from having surgery.

Trusting God is a lesson that we all struggle with from time to time.  It is harder when we are trying to help our children understand that God is in control.  We had another opportunity to do just that over the past two weeks.  You may have read the About Us section and already know that we have five children.  One of our sons is a twin and age 15.  It is such an understatement to say that he loves sports.

Can you tell Casey is passionate about football 7th grade
Can you tell Casey is passionate about football 7th grade

I mean any sport from playing sports to college sports to professional sports.  This fall he has been playing football for his highschool.  Two weeks ago he was injured during a game.  The MRI showed that his knee was worse than we were thinking.  He tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus. Casey will have surgery soon and will need lots of therapy.  The orthopedic surgeon told us that it will take at least 6 months to recover.  We know God has a plan for his life and will use this injury to help Casey figure out His plan.  As parents we want to fix things, but really all we are called to do is trust God.  By trusting God and not questioning things, we demonstrate that God is in control.  Sometimes, we trust God with the big things like when Casey’s twin brother Caleb needed to have another brain surgery this past summer.  Caleb has had 17 shunt failures (brain surgeries).  We often forget to trust him with the minor things like knee surgery.  I hope this reminds you to give everything to God not just what we think we need help with.  I know in my life I need this constant reminder to trust God with all my heart and help our children to do the same.

Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]

 

I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger.  I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS.  I grew up in Alabama but currently live in ARKANSAS.  I have lived in 6 Southern States.  I have 5 children including 2 adoptive children and a son who has Cerebral Palsy. I am a Christian & Pray you will be encouraged when visiting my blog.

Blessings Always and Come Again!!

Casey Fall 2011 Freshman
Casey Fall 2011 Freshman

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