On Eagles Wings and Prayer — 7 Comments

  1. Thank you for an insightful and thought-provoking post. I have adult kids in various stages, and a granddaughter getting ever closer to that stage so I’ve already started praying for her in that respect even tho it’s still a few years away – time flies, doesn’t it!.

    There are definitely no hard and fast rules in dealing with adult kids as each is different. But as you wisely point out, the hard and fast rock is our Lord, and keeping our eyes fixed on Him, and praying LOTS (I, too, love short and simple Scripture prayers), will keep them and us headed in the right direction. It may not be the path WE want, or at the speed we want, but I cling to “our times are in His hands,” along with so many other comforting and encouraging Bible verses that He has blessed us with! Praying for a special hug for you. 🙂

  2. The road to a relationship with our adult children is riddled with potholes. Sometimes you just don’t know where to step. Your words show you are definitely doing things right–“I learned to control my tongue. My need to question him when he called. My need to control his decisions with my wisdom. My need to demand more times when he would visit. I learned to pray more.”
    I learned early on when my children left the nest that I had to treat them with the same respect I would afford any adult. I also learned NOT to rescue them from the consequences of their choices. THAT was a hard one for sure.
    My heart goes out to you Janis. God will carry you through. 🙂
    Pam at

  3. I SO IDENTIFIED with what you wrote! And thanks for the visit to my blog! Blessings, …and peace – God’s wonderful peace be yours today (Hebrews 13:20-21)

  4. Dear Janis,
    I have walked where you are walking. I will pray more specifically for you as you move through this difficult season. Hold tight.
    You write beautifully.

  5. I have an adult son living at home again after being away for a year. It is a challenge. He has currently been displaced from his room in our home by hurricane damage. Even more challenging. Hang on and have faith. 🙂

  6. Janis, I just bought that book a couple of weeks ago. After reading your post, I know now that I must start reading it.

    Yes, it’s been hard for this mama eagle to let go, too. In truth, I haven’t done a great job. I still think I’m way too “helpful” (read interfering!) – and too hovering (ever heard of a *helicopter parent*? I might be one…just sayin’!)

    But, I try to remind myself that I’m not really releasing them into the world, I’m placing them into God’s hands. That thought has brought me much comfort.

    Hang in there – and remember, I really don’t think they ever stop loving us!


  7. oh janis, my heart aches for you, for him, for this chasm…. may it be filled, dear Lord, with your love… (i can tell, friend, how very much you care for him… you will be rewarded for this, i am sure. love to you)