I don’t know that my children are all that different from me. Sometimes I really wish they were! It’s humbling to see my weaknesses come out in someone else, so raw and exposed. As I work on the same issue with Sammy for the 15th time today, I know that it takes ME way too long to learn things and I constantly have to be reminded in order to change. I wonder at the patience that God has with me! Does Sammy have to be SO like me??? Many times in talking with my mom about the trails of the day I hear, ‘Sounds familiar,’ or ‘You used to do that.’ It gives me a new appreciation for my mom and for my God too. I know that I need to be consistant in my discipline of Sammy to encourage him to be quick to obey, not only me, but God!
Loving my children August 7, 2008