I had this super awesome blog composed in my head to share....and I lost it. Between the cold, coughing, hacking, fighting with a sick 3 year old and catering to a sick hubby....it flew out of my head.
SO, I am going to offer some parenting insight on....God's Grace.
In parenting a 2 year old last year, I was SURE it could not get any worse. BOY, was I wrong. This three year old's attitude, questions, and sweet innocent face are TOTALLY messing with me. He does EXACTLY the opposite of what I ask him to do....JUST after I ask.
God gave me some morning quiet time last week, and I realized that I do the SAME thing. God says, learn my Word--I complain I don't have time. God's Word says--Love your neighbor, and I gossip or judge them. God's Word says honor your parents (and I believe that applies to in-laws, too!) and I snap at them. God says to honor your husband--and I ignore or complain. My list goes ON and ON!
But there is freedom from all of my issues and my kiddo's. Its Grace and Love. I love him SO much that I forgive all his silly attitude issues and constant fighting with me. God does it for US, too--and I am SO incredibly grateful for His grace and love.
When I am ready to loose it with my little guy, I remember that God gave me grace so I should attempt to correct and love my guy.