Family is a field to grow in.
Where children grow up
and parents grow patient.
Where mothers grow in maturity
and fathers grow in forgiveness.
Where sons grow in self-control
and daughters in discernment.
And this is what He (God) means —
For us to stretch and dig down and reach out
and for family to grow us full in the faith.
(Ann Voskamp http://www.aholyexperience.com/)
I love these words. They are not mine. They flow from a woman who lives on a farm, who writes what she sees, and sees what she writes. The eyes and hands that once were her own have been given back to the One who formed them. I offer these words as evidence. g. bullock