teachable moments

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Photogram-20131119065342 Photogram-20131120024931Feeling so fully blessed with the life in our home.  We witnessed a major 4 year old melt-down this morning (common occurrence around here).  It is hard to feel this way when in the situation, but I am thankful for these teachable moments.  Yes, for my child, but at times even more so for myself.  To be able to learn from my own parenting failures and from suffering alongside my child in their pain and frustration.  I am grateful that when we own up to our mistakes and forgive one another, a day that seems destined for ruin can take a turn toward redemption.  I am amazed by what my children (just as any mother is of their own) are capable of understanding, doing, and emulating.  I desire to be a better example for them and am praying for my children to grasp what it means to be generous, compassionate, and tenderhearted.

– b.e.

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