“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)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It is a GREAT time for we parents to step in and DISCIPLINE...... DISCIPLE!!!!!
FRANKLY, I was abit surprised how smoothly we went from Thanksgiving to back to school! And then.... tonight happened.
Alli and Sarah were spatting back and forth about a "LAUNDRY BASKET" of all things!
"Are you going to keep this in the room?" "If I do, what does it matter! I can do it if I want!"
I called both of my girls and asked what in the world was going on! They each had an explanation for their apparent "rightness".
It was time for me to tell them the truth.... YOU ARE BOTH WRONG!
I talked to them about how important SIBLING relationships are. They are the LONGEST LASTING relationships you will EVER have! Even longer than Mom and Dad, because, well, we are OLD!
When we are gone, you will have each other! And you need to LOVE EACH OTHER!
We talked a little about PMS and how NOT to indulge yourself into it! And we talked about how we wanted to be treated.
THEN.... We talked about how we could have solved the "Laundry Basket Dilemma!"
Sarah, "How could you have taken care of the extra basket in the room?"
Alli, "How could you have responded differently?"
We need to be loving and forgiving! And somebody needs to take the first step!!!!
If we are both stubborn.....we will live in sadness and misery!
Somebody needs to take the step to say "I'm sorry! I was wrong! Or I was harsh!"
And then you need to make up!
And they did. :) I just love my sweet girls. :)
"I am going to give you a consequence now." "You are both sentenced to go in your room and play nicely together. You can do art, play with your cars, or a game."
They went to bed happily after having a wonderful time together. :)