Today was hard. The kids were extra obnoxious, disobedient and just plain crazy. There were moments when I handled them with patience and authority and other moments when I did not handle them well at all. Some days I feel like a child myself; not wanting to do what I know I need to do. Is there really ever a point where you know what you are doing? I hope so, but for now I know I have so much to still learn about parenting.
Just when I think I have things under control my children's and my sin nature throw me for a loop. I wish I could say that knowing the right thing to do was as easy as doing it, but it's just not so. I need God's grace every moment of the day. I need it when I am reacting well to a situation and I need it when I want to lash out in anger at a rebellious child.
I find myself apologizing throughout the day as I do what I know I shouldn't do. Thankfully my children are the sweetest.(as well as the craziest) They continually surprise me and overwhelm me with their forgetful forgiveness and continuous love. It's funny how they can bring me to tears of frustration as well as tears of joy.
I am excited to be joining the team at arrows and warriors in encouraging mother's to be all God has called them to be. Read the rest of this post here.