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Friday, January 28, 2011

Mommy advice

Hi friends,

So, I just wanted to share with you my mommy mantras when things go awry at our house.

I have to be consistent. It will pay off eventually. (I have seen this come true! Be encouraged!)

Parenting (and discipline) is not always fun, nor easy, but it is good.

And this was the most encouraging word that I have received and love to remind myself of: The mom you are five (and ten) years from now is going to want to hug the mom you are being right now for making the hard choices and being consistent and disciplining and investing in your children.

I have to remember I'm shaping little people and it is not ok to be a lazy mommy because I am responsible for instilling good values and morals in my children--no one else has the privilege or responsibility. It is not the school's, the government's, the church's, the workplace's, or anyone else's task. It is mine. I take it seriously and am so blessed to be able to shape these little people into who they will be later in life. I love my children immeasurably and my prayer is that their father and I raise them to be confident in themselves and their calling in life. We want to encourage and empower them to be the best versions of themselves. And we just pray that along the way we do not irreversibly screw them up. My constant prayer is that they continue to grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. What a great blessing and challenge is laid at parents' feet!! I know it is a cliche, however, parenting is the most important job you will ever do. Not to mention the most rewarding as well.

It's the end of the week, mommies. What have you learned this week? What are your "mommy mantras" that get you through the trying times?

Blessings on you today and be encouraged!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic post. I, too, hope not to screw up my little one along the ay.

    Thank you for visiting me on my SITS day.



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