"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dear America

I have three sons. I pray that they set as their mentors men of honorable character, with morals and values that raise the bar. I understand that they will be normal young men at times, as we were all young at one point.
I pray that the actions they choose will lead them on the path of goodness and righteousness. I understand that being 22 is not so easy. I pray that they lean on those that stand for truth and follow truth's path.

I pray that when times are heated, that they are noble and live in a way that leads them to stay firmly footed. I understand that being 19 is not easy. I pray that the men they set as their examples are of good report.
I pray that in crises my sons stand on the side of truth, allowing compassion, hope, and generosity to shine. I understand that being 18 is not easy. I pray that my sons stand firm in His Truth in all times and set the moral compass on what God has provided.

I pray that if these young men make mistakes that they learn from the mistakes and go on to be the men of great potential that they are. I pray that if these young men make mistakes that Bill and I do not glorify the failures, but instead support them on the path back to truth.

Dear America, I share my sons, as they are really more part of the national fiber than mine anymore. I share my sons as they are becoming tall men in our nation, choosing to be, all because anything is possible.

I share my sons because Martin Luther King said
I have a dream that little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.


My little children are men~ and I pray that we raise the bar for all of our sons, so that they can become.

Signed,
a mother of part of the tapestry that makes our nation great.
photo one-my oldest son
photo two-my middle son
photo three-my third son

16 comments:

Amy said...

God bless them and God bless all of our men of character. Thank you for being a parent that took time to raise them the way you have. Blessings.

Glenn B said...

They have had good mentors all throughout their lives in you and
Bill.

All the best,
Glenn B

DebbieLynne said...

Thank you for sons that serve our country well.

Gayle said...

It seems you and Bill have raised some level-headed boys who are working hard to be productive citizens. I doubt you have to worry about their choices. It's okay to just be proud! :)

Rhonda said...

What handsome men you have ...

Anonymous said...

WOW! Jen, I can't think of anything to say except - thank you!

Love you
VA SIS

Pam said...

well Jen, as a mom of 2 sons, this really touched my heart! I pray this prayer right along with you!! May our five sons make a godly, positive impact in the lives of others!!

keepinitruralinthemidwest said...

Beautifully written HW and such handsome, wholesome men you've raised up.

Sassy

PioneerPreppy said...

Amen....

Mrs.Rabe said...

Thank you Jen.

Deanna

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing your sons with us :) ♥♥♥♥

Humble wife said...

VA Sis-right back at you <3

Oh my dear Pam-what a prayer!! I think this would be wonderful and pray for them to be as you say!!

Sassy-thank you. Of course they are normal, I must always say. I pray that as a mom, I can continue to support them in their lives raising the bar, expecting the best, and accepting times when they are not so.

Pioneer-yes, amen is a perfect way to close!

Deanna-thank you for your kind words and comments-always!!

And Carrie-you too!!! (((huggles my friend))

Humble wife said...

Amy-thank you

Thanks Glenn!

DebbieLynne-thank you

Yes, Gayle proud, and thankful that they can become!

Rhonda-thank you!

kymber said...

you and Bill have done such an amazing job raising those beautiful boys into beautiful men! i salute you both, my friend! and my goodness they are handsome!

your friend,
kymber

Sue said...

A lovely prayer, and very nice looking boys. I'm sure they are comforted and strengthened to know how you feel about them.

Humble wife said...

Kymber-Only through our faith have we been able to raise the children. I thank you for your continued friendship and kind words!! I am biased on the cuteness factor...oh I so agree!

Sue-I pray they know how very much we are behind them, praying daily and sometimes several times a day for each one of the children!! Thank you ((hugs))