I’m Okay, You’re (Maybe) Okay . . . ?





11 thoughts on “I’m Okay, You’re (Maybe) Okay . . . ?

  1. I was a single mom while raising my children in the church and teaching them about the Lord. They are now adults and are not walking with the Lord. But I faithfully pray for them to come back to Him and believe God for that. Their father left us when my youngest was an infant and has not shown any interest in being a part of their lives. I did the best I could as a single mother but it took me years to forgive myself for parenting mistakes I made. My own father was not a good man when I was growing up, but when I had my son, who was the first grandchild, he took that as his second chance. My children are now in their mid 20s and their grandpa means the world to them. He made good on his promise to be a good father and I am so thankful they have him. Never underestimate God’s ability to be a Father to the fatherless, the power of teaching your children God’s Word and His principles for living, and His amazing grace and forgiveness. Great post, Ellie. Keep speaking the truth in love.


    • Oh Wendy, so well said! I too endured horrific trials and overcame much. If my own father had not left us, I would never have found the Lord, so I praise God for the trials in my life because it made me a much stronger individual, placing my trust in a kind and loving Heavenly Father and forgetting what was behind.

      There is not a mother out there who wouldn’t want to go back and do something better or have more patience, not sweating the small stuff. You did what you had to do to survive. You are a strong independent woman and I pray that you will remain a loving example to your now older children. There is never a wrong time to love or pray without ceasing, (even when your heart is breaking because children have a way of breaking one’s heart.)

      My God and I believe in you and see the strength of your character. You have been tried by fire and became as gold. Blessings my friend and hugs from across the miles,


  2. Ellie, I have two older children that try to instruct me on how to raise my youngest, their sister.. My sensitive son says I need to make her tougher because he sees his own sensitivity as a weakness. I have an professional daughter with who has a masters degree in journalism telling us we need to teach and speak proper English to her. I tell the both of them they turned out pretty good despite all our down falls as parents. I agree with you. They are all different and have different gifts and abilities. And if I do nothing else right, all my children know they are love for the person God made them to be.


    • Oh this is too funny! Don’t worry my dear friend, you will get rewarded as soon as they have children who rebel themselves. My daughter calls it her “revenge” children for what she put me through: “Now I know what you went through when . . . ”

      I do identify with your journalist daughter, however. A person’s speech reveals their upbringing, character and personal discipline. Sloppy speech indicates just the opposite. Never fear, this too shall pass .. . ya done good, Mom. 🙂 Blessings,


  3. Thank you so much for your kind and uplifting words, Ellie. They mean so much to me. And I agree with you that going through those really hard times can result in many blessings and us becoming more like Christ. I do “consider it all joy” as it says in James 1:1-2. Blessings to you, my sister, can’t wait to get your book!!

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  4. Thank you Ellie for your comments on my blog. I love what you say about children and what is most important to them. I have a two year old boy, you cna see him playing football on my home page via a YouTube vidoe. I am always listening to other Christians who like you offer good solid advice. The Bible says many advisors somewhere, cant remember off hand where. Anyway, thank you for this post, Graham


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