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As A Parent, I'm trying My Best!
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By James Pemberton
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As A Parent, I’m Trying My Best!


As a parent, I’m trying the best that I can….

Though there are things that I don’t understand!


I remember my parents teaching me right and wrong.

And taught that God’s laws certainly belong!


I’ve tried to share these values with my kids too…

The choices they’ve made, and the things they do!


When there’s situations that seem to have changed…

I know that my heavenly father remains the same!


I think about what in life, to my kids, I have given…

And pray they’ll serve God all the days they’re livin’!


Even though I’ve failed and stumbled along the way…

I hope I’ve taught my kids

 how important it is to pray!


This family that God gave to me,

 has grown over a period of time.

I’m thankful for the opportunity to call them “mine.”


I pray that they’ll seek God’s guidance!

Wherever they go!

May the word of God strengthen

and nourish their soul!


And as my kids get older, and they move out on their own…

May they seek God’s love and protection over their home!


I pray that my children will give God their very best!

May they serve him daily! And let him take care of the rest!


I’m trying my best, as a parent, to trust Jesus and believe!

His goodness, in our lives, is what we need to achieve!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2013

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Submitted: Sunday, March 24, 2013

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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