K is for kids

Nothing is more precious to us than our children. There are so many dangers and evils in the world to worry about, it is a huge job keeping our kids safe. Guess what? We can’t do it alone. No one can. We can’t be with our children 24/7, so it is imperative that we seek the help of our children’s Heavenly Father to watch over them as well. After all, they were his spirit children before they were ours…

We had recently moved to a new area, which was a short distance from a State Penitentiary. We endured a fearful few weeks when we learned that a prisoner from said penitentiary had escaped.  I was filled with dread for the safety of my children. I couldn’t have them out of my sight for an instant. We had a fenced-in backyard, but that was only high enough to keep the kids in, not a bad guy out. I had to walk the kids back and forth to school.  I was living in fear and anxiety constantly. After a few days of this, I couldn’t stand it anymore. I knelt down by my bed and pleaded, “God, take this burden of fear away. Let me know that YOU are watching over my children when I can not. Keep them safe and help me to feel Thy peace.” Immediately I felt warm from my head to my feet. I was calm and filled with peace. I knew God heard my heartfelt prayer and had answered, that yes, He would be there to watch over and protect my children always.

The prisoner was captured after a couple weeks, but I know there will always be dangers out there–threats to our safety. I have faith in Heavenly Father’s assurances. All things are in His hands.




About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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7 Responses to K is for kids

  1. sizzlesue15 says:

    Children are so precious and innocent aren’t they Gail? I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to my family.

  2. Yamini Ali MacLean says:

    Hari OM
    it is all that can be done, to trust the flow of life and the Will… to lose oneself in fear and worry is to waste so much of our time – every bit the tragedy anticipated! Surrendering that fear and embracing each day with Love Divine is freeing indeed. YAM xx

  3. Richard says:

    Trust in the Lord brings peace after all we can do.

  4. Allison says:

    I never understood why/how much parents worried about their kids until I had my own. Now I look back at stuff I did and shake my head – I would never let my son do so much of that! I like to say that I’m not paranoid about what might happen to him, I’m just aware of all that COULD happen to him.

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