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I was honored (and more than a little intimidated!) to write a guest post this week for Club31Women, where they are all about equipping folks to enjoy strong marriages, healthy families, and joy-filled homes. And all I could think, as I recalled the early days of our parenting, was how I longed to get it all right. Thank goodness God has a good sense of humor–and that he is faithful in the midst of our mess!
It was one of those days. None of my “good parenting” strategies seemed to be working.
I looked at the chore chart on the fridge. Half the stuff was not done.
The character chart? The one where the kids could earn stars? Let’s just say we had a lot of white space.
And the Bible memory verse I had posted? Please. Why don’t they tell you to aim lower, maybe with something like John 11:35?
Jesus wept. Roger that.
As I said, it was one of those days. We’d had four kids in six years, and as I looked around at the mayhem (and found the missing cat in the refrigerator—“It’s the orphanage, Mom!”), something snapped.
“Can anybody,” I challenged, “tell me a Bible verse? Just one. I will take anything.”
Four little bodies stopped moving. Four sets of eyes (not counting the cat’s) stared into mine. Nobody spoke, until finally Robbie—aged 5—offered this:
As soon as the words were out of his mouth, Robbie back-pedaled. “Wait,” he said. “Maybe that one is a pool rule…”
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And maybe pray for Virginia. Last weekend, she told us that she’s got her eyes on another kitten she wants to adopt…