~I am thankful that Hemi didn't have an accident last night even though I didn't wake up to take her out in the middle of the night. I really needed a full night's sleep and I'm happy to say that I got one!
~I am thankful that Tom took Hemi out to go potty this morning before he left because it's raining and I really didn't want to do go out in the rain.
~I am thankful for my little girl. She sure makes me smile. Yesterday she got up while I was in the shower still. When I got out of the shower I peaked out and asked her how she was doing and if she was hungry for breakfast. She said she wasn't hungry (which is unusual for her), and then she says "I just eat this". I didn't know what she had, but thought it may have been one of the sugar cookies I had just baked. I finished getting myself ready and then I came out to inspect. Well, she hadn't gotten the cookies. Instead she had gotten the bottle of sprinkles, and dumped them all out on her table. She looked at me and smiled and said again "I just eat this for breakfast mama." Of course I couldn't let her do that so I proceeded to clean them up among much wailing and her crying "I don't want fruit loops, I just eat this. . . " It was really quite funny that she thought eating sprinkles for breakfast was just fine.
~I am so thankful for my son. He also makes me smile. For his birthday, his grandpa gave him a couple of toy working trucks. He loves those trucks. Last night as we were getting ready for bed he had a hold of his dump truck and I could tell he wasn't going to give it up without a fight. I decided there would be no harm in letting him take it to bed with him. He was so happy he could keep it for bedtime. When it was time to kiss mommy and daddy and Megan goodnight, we all were blessed with one sweet kiss then he proceeded to kiss his dumptruck several times! LOL! Silly boy!
~I am thankful for God's Word. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. It is definitely active in my life. Showing me, like a mirror, my true self with all my imperfections and uncovering my most inner thoughts and attitudes, that no other human sees, and judging them whether they be pleasing to God or not. Recently, God's word has been at work in me. Here are a couple of the things he has been showing me.
Proverbs 14:17 He that is angry dealeth foolishly.
-->My impatience, which leads to anger, causes me to parent my kids foolishly.
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirrs up anger.
Colossians 3:21 21 . . .provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
--->When I get impatient with my children and become overly harsh with them, I am provoking them to anger, and discouraging them.
Thank you God, for showing me where I need to change. Help me to become a mom who is not easily angered by my kids. Make me a patient mom and replace my harsh words with gentle ones. Help me to be to be a mom who always encourages my kids, and not one who is critical and discouraging. Please change me. AMEN.
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