It’s been a long day, full of discipline issues. Yet, even in this frustrating moment of my crazy life…. I find that I am thankful.
Today, I’m thankful for…
Children who have unique personalities, strengths, and weaknesses all created within them by a loving God who knows them and loves them.
The strength of love that allows parents to discipline bad behavior and then to forgive and love without fail.
Getting to try again when a lesson isn’t learned the first time, knowing we may need to try many more times.
The hugs and understanding that follow the acquisition of knowledge…
In other words, loving them after the punishment and learning is over.
And, of course…. Chocolate for weary mommas.
A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline… Proverbs 13:1
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord… Ephesians 6:4