My kids are growing so quickly! Soon all I will have are the memories of them crowding me, asking me bazillions of questions, thinking I am awesome, hearing them play together outside, cooking large meals to feed them, and listening to piano lessons (x3!!)!!! So today I am thankful for Precious Moments that come out of the blue. We have dear friends who are going through some very trying times. I am taking their sorrow and trying to learn from it and teach my children some things. One of them is obey God. He matters most.
So here is an example of this....(from my FB post)
~~~~While tucking in Tr. tonight I said to her, "There may come a day when you and I do not agree on the choices you are making." She frowned. This really upset her. (Secretly, I am thrilled by her reaction, but I know she is only 10...she still thinks I'm awesome. I'll take it!!) So I said to her, "The choices you make have to please God. He knows the plans He has for you". And in her 10yo mind this means that if she wants to be a firefighter, but God wants her to be a missionary, then she should be a missionary. YES!! That is it exactly!!!
At some point when, we may not see eye to eye on everything, I want her to always seek to obey God. He is the one that matters most!!!
But for now, I am Super Mommy!!!!! =) ~~~
It is hard for me to picture my very obedient children so blatantly turning from obeying, but I know this can happen. I have seen it with my own eyes in my own family and in the families of others. I'm trying to instill a desire to please God above all else. He will be there when no one else is watching (integrity, character). I am not ready to be a parent to teenagers (when "apparently" all things go crazy and you don't even recognize your own child!), I'm just getting used to parenting kids (as opposed to babies). This is one thing I know though, we did not have "Terrible Two's" with any of our kids, so I am hoping and praying that we do not have "Yucky Teenagers" (a term my hubby uses)!!! There comes a time in every persons life when they must choose Right or Wrong. It reminds me of the Patch(?) song, "Only Two Choices on the Shelf. Pleasing God, or Pleasing Yourself." Please let it always be God!!!