Eek! She’s so adorable I can hardly stand it!
Even though this little one has tested my patience, negotiated her way out of a time-out, trashed the living room (twice), and screamed at me at the top of her lungs because she wasn’t ready to come inside (twice)… I still love her abundantly.
She is still in the learning phase, she’s a good kid, a good helper, and adds so much value to this world.
I think God feels this way about each of us.
Our behavior doesn’t always align with what’s acceptable to Him, we throw fits (maybe not at the top of our lungs, but we still throw them) and He loves us still. Abundantly.
Praise God for His Grace and Love.
If no one has ever told you that you are GOOD, let me tell you this, YOU.ARE.GOOD.
You are full of goodness and capable of great and mighty things through our Father God.
With Him, your goodness can SHINE BRIGHT.
As a mother I want to raise grateful children who give JOY to this world, rather than suck the life out of it.
I want to raise children who know they.are.good. Being good isn’t about being perfect.
Believe me, I am far from perfect. I have come to realize despite my best efforts, my children are too.
However, I am capable of being good, and sharing goodness.
You are too.
If you’re looking for a good book about the topic of raising children who are grateful in this current world, I highly highly suggest you take a look at Growing Grateful Kids by Sally Larson. I had the privilege of meeting Sally at Hearts at Home in Rochester several years ago and have been so blessed by that book, as well as her speaking, and her ministry.
Her book Growing Grateful Kids is an easy read full of valuable tidbits, real life advice for real moms, and is one you could read over and over again and keep picking up more inspiration.