"We don't want to mold children into people they aren't.
Our goal is to love them enough to see what is hidden in them and then work to help that blossom."
I love that quote. Found it on a blog I read, it comes from Compassion International and, in context, it refers to the kids they work with and support.
But it is so important to remember that about our own kids as well.
They each have their own personalities and strengths and weakness, God created them to be them and I know as I am parenting, that I need to be reminded of that, sometimes almost constantly.
Sometimes it is easy to let the little things get in the way of the whole.
I want to help my kids 'blossom' into the people that God has created them to be, not the people I think they should be.
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This week hasn't been an easy one. I am beyond exhausted so every little thing is at least 10 times bigger of a deal than it should be.
My kids are pushing my buttons...whinning, yelling, fighting, peeing in closets (yes, it was intentional and NOT an accident), 6:15pm betimes, picking flowers simply to annoy the other.
Sigh...I've hit the point where I'm not sure I even care. Why not just let them run crazy?
I know why.... I'm just weary of the consistancy required, the battles and the apparent lack of change. . .(funny how it reflects my walk with God so well). I also know that we are called to NOT grow weary in doing good. So I continue or at least try to continue. Somedays not as successfully as others!