Praise God for a new day! His mercies really are new each morning!
After going to bed at 6:30 last night it didn’t surprise me that they were awake at 6:30 this morning. It wasn’t as bad as it sounds. We had plenty of time together while we sat at the table for breakfast. We weren’t rushed at all. AND we did not watch any tv!
The boys asked if they could, but I just reminded them about what happened yesterday. I’m proud to say that we did not watch any tv after we all came home from school. We carved our pumpkin for this year and baked the seeds for a snack. After baths we even had time to read 3 books about pumpkins. The day seemed so much calmer and the kids were in a better mood. I’m so grateful for the positive change!
I have to share that Emma redeemed herself by asking if she could read out loud for me this morning. I had told her last night that I was going to write a note to her teacher telling her that she did not want to do it. I let her try again and she did well so I decided not to send the note after all.
I’m so grateful for my kids. Being a parent is so hard sometimes. I don’t know if the decisions I make are the best ones for them… But I definitely try my best at it. I admit when I am wrong to them. I ask them for their opinions sometimes. I make sure they know that I’m the boss, but I also want to be an honest and real mom to them.
“Dear LORD, help me to be a loving mother to my children. Give me the wisdom to guide and discipline according to their individual needs. Above all, let them learn about you through me. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.”