Just had ANOTHER one of those days, where I really wonder if God made a mistake, in allowing me the responsibility to raise 3 boys, you know those days where you feel like a failure in the parenting department?
It started off with a parent teacher interview the night before…. “Yes your child might be genius in math BUT his behavior could be improved…. did he tell you about what happened the other day? No? Really because he told me he discussed it with you and you said ……” So the next morning I had to oversee his apology and reconciliation with the child and teacher which is always just so much fun. Then in the afternoon I pick up that middle child of mine from daycare only to be pulled aside by the teacher “I just want to draw your attention to an incident that happened today…..” and so we prepare another lot of sorry cards and apologies and discussions about the right way to behave.
I lose my temper I get frustrated and I am tired. I ask God: why did you entrust these amazing children to me? I don’t seem to have enough knowledge, wisdom or patience to teach them righteous living?
But then he gently reassures me through timely prayer from a friend, an encouraging sms out of the blue, a call from a sister, a package in the mail containing a special book and being held by my husband. Everything will be ok. Every ‘incident’ is an opportunity to teach and grow, and there is hope in the scripture “He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding” (Eph 1v8) and I am grateful yet again for the privilege to do life with those boys of mine.
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