Saturday, July 31, 2010

In It For The Long Haul

A few months ago we were having lots of discipline issues relating to my two littlest love muffins at the ripe old age of 15 months.  So me, being the resourceful mother that I am, had Steve bring up the Pack-N-Play (PNP) from the basement to use as an area where, if needed, they could calm down without hurting themselves or others.

This brilliant idea lasted for exactly one morning because instead of the intended use - I got this instead.  I put one of them inside and then...

Everyone wanted to play in it together.  At one point all three girls were in it having a grand old time.  I spent most of my morning taking people in and out of the PNP.  Needless to say the PNP went right back downstairs.

This past month has once again proven to be challenging in the parenting arena.  I must admit that I have failed to be consistent, been easily angered/annoyed, not made the most of teaching opportunities, and have been trying to parent from afar vs. taking the time to stop what I am doing to instruct their hearts.

Recently, I have been reading lots of the B-I-B-L-E along with some parenting books and have been so encouraged that I can start fresh again with the things I know to be right.  Somehow, I had gotten off-track without intending to or even realizing it until I saw the behavior challenges that were being displayed in my girls.  I am in it for the long haul with these chickies - This momma is praying for each of you and herself too!  Isn't it so good to know that God doesn't give up on us even when we fail?

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.  “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” 
Lamentations 3:22-24

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