short and sweet: children are not unintelligent, and they are not blind. We have enjoyed some moments of honesty and adult conversations with my stepchildren over the holidays. My constant prayer will always be that they will not only identify flawed behavior in the adults who love them most, but most importantly they will transfer their frustration into self examination and turn all of our weaknesses into their strengths….
God, be with our children. Keep a hedge of protection around them – mind, body, and soul. Help us raise them up to be wiser and more capable than all of us.