Y’all life, and especially parenting, can’t be wrapped up in a pretty, little bow. It’s messy, but the messiness is where the good stuff happens, where lessons are learned. I recently had a realization that I needed to embrace the messy moments of parenting. Yes, I said embrace. Instead of looking with dread as they come my way, I embrace them as opportunities. Join me over at Faith Gateway as I share more about embracing the messy moments of parenting!
Elisa | blissfulESeptember 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm
I certainly wish I could have learned to be friends with my sister rather than simply tolerate her when we were growing up together. Because of my experience of endless bickering and unkindness (which I admit was largely my fault), I work hard to eradicate ugly behaviour amongst my children. One of the most effective strategies I have found is having them write out a prayer (that I review to ensure it includes the elements I want them to work on) and say it daily, praying for themselves and for the sibling they are having trouble with. It makes a big difference – I can tell by their attitude and tone of voice if they have prayed that day or not!
MaryAnneSeptember 3, 2015 at 1:07 am
I think embracing the messy moments is really important!