6 I call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God; incline thy ear to me, hear my words. 7 Wondrously show thy steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at thy right hand. 8 Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of thy wings, 9 from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me.
Many times have I called upon the Lord, and many of those times it has been for my children.
Teague and I just returned from visiting Leigh Anne in Austin for Parents Weekend at St. Edwards University. As Leigh Anne drives us around Austin, I don’t have to look far to see the enemies that would like to devour my girl.
I am helpless!
The climax of the weekend for me came after the celebration of mass Sunday morning. A tradition at St. Edwards is for the children to bless their parents on this weekend. Teague and I went forward with Leigh Anne. She dipped her finger into the bowl of Holy Water and traced the cross on each of our forehead as a blessing. She told me that she loved me.
After we sat down, my handkerchief became sopped with our tears. I watched as other children blessed their parents, siblings, and other family members. I was awestruck at that moment in time.
I am blessed!