Wednesday, March 18, 2009
My first blog
So here goes--my first blog. I've been told by a few to start writing a blog. I tend to talk a lot out loud to myself. Sometimes I'm happy and sometimes I'm just plain mad. I get mad about the injustices in this world and how cruel we can be as human beings. As a mom I tend to find other moms who are just plain critical about children. I absolutly adore my kiddos. Most of the time my children and very creative and well behaved. And even though it is true they sometimes have wrong behavior, I choose to believe the best. I do not let their wrong behavior define them as a human being. They were created in the image of Christ and therefore I am going to treat them as the precious gift of God that they are. I have come to the conclusion that they are in fact not mine. They are God's gift and my priviledge and honor to be able to teach them what God has asked me to. The greatest thing God has told me is to tell His people that He loves them. The most important place I can do that is in my own home with my husband and with my kids. They know that they are loved. They see themselves as being loved. So many children have such low self-esteems because our society as a whole is extremely critical and can only see the wrong in others. The tell us we are wrong and in turn we tell our children they are wrong. We live in a society where 90% of all households live in right/wrong realtionships. I'm right so you must be wrong, instead their not wrong they are just different. Most of the conflicts can be summed up as they just see this differently. If we could stop judging and start looking at life through another's perspective we can avoid a majority of conflicts. This will free us up to help those that are truly exhibiting wrong behavior. And instead of us having wrong behavior by yelling and screaming or ignoring and rolling eyes, we can have an attitude of love and come along side our sinful kids and love them through their wrong behavior. If we have wrong behavior when correcting wrong behavior they will not listen. If we love and have right behavior when correcting wrong behavior they will be more apt to listen and obey. So I encourage you to gently correct wrong behavior and praise the good behavior. Have you hugged your kids today?