“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Monday, September 6, 2010
The "Get Me An Egg" Followup
Following up on our Egg Post
Honestly, this was so out of the blue... we couldn't think of a particular reason for it.
There really WAS no reason for it. She just got up and was on the wrong side of bed. :)
We sat down and had our talk, and she was regretful at what she had done. She apologized and said she didn't really even know why she did it.
So, we moved on.
Since then, we have had a rather uneventful and happy day! They all worked on various things around the house, after all this is, "Labor Day", and attitudes have been MUCH better.
Now, honestly, here I am typing this and feeling a little gripey myself. :) I had to go shopping, and I am just not a shopper. It stresses me out. So it is my turn to have someone be patient with me. :)
The same little girl who was so offensive this a.m., came up to me in the store and said, "Mama, you look like you could use a hug." LOL
She was right.
And an escape to the nearest exit sign. :)
We did find some very good deals for back to school clothing. Today is the day we take all the stuff that is too worn, or too small and toss it into a sack and then, hang up the newer items that are in much better condition and fit. :) I found a nice winter coast for Sarah for 5 dollars! I found a dress for myself for 3.00 and 2 Christmas Dresses for the girls for 1.50 each! One still had the tags on it.
We are working on making sure we are dressed modestly, and not TOO casually. I have been a little concerned about just how casual we can get when left to our own choices. ME INCLUDED!!!! :)
But that is another post. :)
So, I guess, my question would be:
If the offender in the first post, has apologized, repented, and changed her ways, and has had a great day since...... is there really anything else that should be done?
I can't see it.
I think it is the same with our Lord. If we come to him and ask for forgiveness, turn from what we are doing and get in right relationship, he doesn't turn around and say, I'll forgive you later, or choose not to forgive. He is faithful and just to forgive us every time. And there are things I have to repent of, every day!
Parenting, even after all these years is a scary endeavor, wanting to make sure we do what is right for each child, making sure we are spoiling, being too harsh, or leaving them to themselves too much, or being too rigid.
And it is a new deal with each and every kid. Not one child is the same.
They are ALL DEMO-MODELS, missing instructions! :) So are husbands and wives, but at least you only have one model. :)