Every Friday, we have Mommy Moments! Mommy Moments is a weekly meme where you can join by sharing any “mommy moment” that happened recently in your life. Moments pass by too quickly and often we forget about them. These special moments are meant to be cherished thus we came up with this meme in order to preserve those wonderful memories we have with our kids. Please include the badge which can be found here. Then just enter your name and the URL address of your post below on the Mr. Linky, so we can all visit one another and see what you have shared with us this week!
Can you find him? Can you see my little boy?
My son loves to make us smile. Intentionally and sometimes, unintentionally, he makes us laugh with his humor and his antics. There are days that he can be hard headed and be in a bad mood, but it is equaled with those days where his happiness and playfulness rubs on everyone at home.
But being a mom is not easy. We all know that the hard days come. When the hard days come, he really gets on my nerves. I react to the way he is and I lose my temper. At first, I thought I was just reacting to my son’s misdeeds. But the Lord really has a way of dealing with us. Throughout the weeks and months that followed, God was talking to me and showing me just how selfish I was. I admit, sometimes, I am irked by his misbehavior at home because I feel tired or I judge him unfairly or simply because our personalities don’t match. When I think about it, it is not what the way I am supposed to be teaching or parenting him at all.
Being together for long periods of time, I have been learning about my son’s strengths and weakness but moreso, I have learned a lot about myself. It is truly humbling to realize that aside from teaching my kids what they need to learn, the time I spend with the kids is really God teaching me through my kids. I learn so many realities about life and if I really want to teach my kids values and character, I need to embody them first.
We have been studying the Bible and character, and I have been seeing all those truths come to life. I have learned to apologize to my kids, to readjust my priorities, to be kind and gentle to them even when I am tired. It is not an easy task, but by the amazing grace of God, I thank Him that I am able to learn along side with my kids.