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A Mother’s Prayer: Leaving My Daughter Behind

Beautiful Younger Soul and Mother,

As I write this letter, I remember the great pain I felt the day I found out I had to leave my daughter, Laura Vasti, due to circumstances that are far too long and irrelevant for this letter. I want to tell you, my fellow Younger Soul and Mother, about the pain I felt as a mother when I left her and how I have seen the hand of God and His care over my daughter’s life.

There were many days of suffering because I was no longer going to be there with my daughter and cook for her as I always did. I asked God to form a strong character in her without taking away her tenderness because she had always been a very fragile child.

Long before I left Canada, my daily prayer was that God would take care, protect and send his angels from heaven—in the form of people—who would love my daughter just as much as I love her. I prayed that He would surround her with good people in her path and give her grace in front of them because she would be alone. I asked the Holy Spirit to go wherever she went, take care of her, and defend her. I prayed He would put people there for her when she needed help and that there would be people to take her home because her dad would no longer be there. My pain and suffering were so much that as I write this, I can still feel the pain there in my heart. God in His great love and great mercy listened to my pleas and prayers. God has surrounded my daughter with people who love, care, protect and even take her home. God has given her true friends and a church family who truly care and love her as much as I do.

I also asked God to give her another job because her work environment made my daughter very nervous. I was afraid she wouldn’t be able to bear such a heavy burden on her own. Besides, her little hands were always cut because of her work. I prayed for a new job because she was always tired and her little hands were all battered. Besides, in that job, she was under a lot of pressure and I knew that God had not designed her for that. I asked God to give her a job full of grace, favour, and mercy, a place where they would value her ability, talents, and intelligence that He had given her. Praise God! Just as I asked, my prayer was answered! I thank God so much for the transformation that He made in my great little woman.

It is very painful to let go of our children. But the time comes when we must let them go because God has only lent them to us to guide, instruct and educate. There comes a time for each of our children in which God has to form their character and give them a formation in their life. God does a better job than we can do as parents. I am writing this letter to all the Younger Souls and Mothers, you must entrust your children in God’s hands because in His hands they are safe. Of course, it is painful but it is beautiful to see that our prayers do not come back empty. I see it with my daughter. She was a caterpillar that had to face her fears and insecurities and let them die to become a beautiful butterfly that flies towards her dreams and with God’s help, mercy and grace, she is achieving it. You beloved Younger Soul and Mother, who reads this letter, do not tire of praying for your children. The good work that God began in them; He will perfect it at His time.


Older & Much Wiser You


Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.

Psalm 127:3 NLT

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