Oh the day to day with my kids can be overwhelming sometimes. Often I feel like a failure in so many ways. Right now I am dealing with outbursts of anger that shock me at times. It is easy to get discouraged if (when) I dwell on these things. But there are so many other things to focus on, like all the fun and laughter they bring.
This last week my kids encouraged me by their eternal perspective. One of the girls was trying so hard to memorize her Classical Conversations memory work, but was really struggling. When she finally got it she was so excited and said, “Maybe God did that for me!”
The next day I was dealing with some unpleasant parenting issues when Little Jason came running up and interrupted. I put him off a couple of times, but he was so insistent that I finally stopped and looked at him. He took a deep breath like what he was going to say was very important and said, “I have to tell you something. I was almost fall-ed down the stairs but, God saved me!” Oh I just had to hug him. We stopped what we were doing and thanked God for saving him from falling down the stairs. And I thanked God for this glimpse of something more going on in their little minds besides what is causing those outbursts of anger.