Thursday, August 11, 2011

the screams of sanctification

First of all, let me just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my adorable niece.
She turned two today. Unfortunately we haven't seen her in almost a year, so I have no pictures. But you can take my word for it, she's a total cutie. Happy Birthday, Karleigh!

So back to today, Jason's working from home this week, so I wanted to take the girls out of the house for a while, so he could get some peace and quiet. So it was off to Toys R Us...

The girls always have a blast playing with the motorized cars. And of course we were having a great time up until the moment it was time to leave. Which is when it happened, major meltdown in the store by Aidan screaming, "Get Your Hands Off Me!" (First, of all I would like to point out that I was standing about ten feet away from her when she said this, so I really have no idea why she used this particular sentence.) Anyway, I put on my stern mommy look AND voice and started with, "I am your mother..."just to make things clear in case people came rushing with security, and we left.

(she's glaring at me, you just can't see it)

later on in the day, it was the little one's turn to meltdown.

And as much as I wanted to sit there and join them in their screaming, the Lord gave me some major understanding. He deals with the exact same thing with me, and He is ever patient with me. And it totally renewed my heart, for the response I needed to have with my girls today. I am so thankful for the opportunity He's given me to identify with Him as a parent; to understand what He goes through.

So yeah, it was a pretty good day.


  1. amen.
    so thankful when i can see my child as christ sees me. and be patient! it doesn't happen often enough. so thankful for grace!
    great post, thanks!

    (and the little one is so cute screaming!)

  2. oh i see the side glare. sweet little aidan? NO way! :) so great hanging out this morning!