If ...(on parenting)

 If you're a mommy
If you want to love the life you're living
If you don't want to be afraid of making a mess of it
If you want your "children to rise up and call you blessed" when someday it's all said and done
then you MUST know that...

you will succeed if you aren't afraid to fail
 you will fail if you aren't consistent...
and consistently digging into the Word

your needs must come last
so you can meet the needs of your husband and children first

every.single.thing. you say and do is teaching your children something
if you respond to them in anger and frustration, they will learn how do do that, too
if you yell and scream at them, they will learn to yell and scream right back
if you say one thing to them and then do another, they'll learn that being a hypocrite is ok


if you love them when they are unlovable, they'll befriend the outcasts when they grow up
if you speak gently and restrain yourself, they'll use kind words when a sibling takes a toy
if you don't watch the inappropriate TV show even though they aren't awake, your clean conscience will be a shining beacon to the transparency of a sanctified, holy life

IF you act exactly how you want them to act, they will follow in your footsteps


there's nothing a child wants more than to be just.like.mommy.

2 readers took time to leave a thought:

12arrows October 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM  

Scary but oh so true! Thanks for the reminder....I think! :)

4 Little Men and Girly Twins October 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM  

LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your words again. :) This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes "Be the change you want to see in your children"

miss you deary. love the new blog look.


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