Matt, Amy, David & Zach
I have the best kids in the world. I'm dead serious. I recently read an article about PK's (preacher's kids) that rocked my world. I responded to that article by asking my four kids how it affected them being raised as PK's. (The comments by PK's after the article will break your heart!)
They could relate to the points in the article. Of course, there were some negatives...church is made up of people, after all. (Me included.) But in their responses to me, the reoccurring theme was the positive influence of the authentic people who were a part of our lives. People who allowed mistakes and graced us. People who lived honestly in front of us. People who prayed with us and for us. Passionate people. People who gave. People who could laugh and help us not take ourselves so seriously. They lived authentically in every way. I praise God for those people who helped define my children.
And how I pray for those who are raising the next generation of PK's (which include some of my own.)! May they be as blessed.
It's a wonderful thing when your adult children become your friends and your best source of encouragement. I am blessed.