I do notice some trends in behavior and so I really try to avoid certain things that set off bad behavior or attitudes in my children such as watching TV and avoiding being on the phone or internet. And I try really hard to bond with my children and train them up. It just breaks my heart to see my children act in such a way, and in my mind I immediately flash forward to the teen years and think "I'd better get these boys under control now!"
I hope I'm not the only mom out there that's having these days, nights, mornings, etc.
Please, please, leave me a comment and pray for a better tomorrow!
Here are some comforting scriptures I try to remind myself of as I reflect on my job as a mother.
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up."
"Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
"He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently."
"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him."
"Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die."
"The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother."
"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."