Welcome to the 7 Days of Hope!
I'm glad you've stopped by. Today we're reading chapter one in Hope for the Weary Mom. Did you read it? Whatcha think?
I live with a strong-willed-wonder. Do you have one of those? She knows how to argue a point and isn't one to let an issue drop. She's always ready for a fight and never thinks she's wrong. She's six going on sixteen.
Some days, being her mom is really, really tiring. And on those days, the gentle words are hard to come by. I resort to phrases like,
"Just do it."
"Because I said so."
And the all-time classic:
"Because I'm the mom!"
But when the dust settles and I have the chance to step back, it occurs to me that those qualities in my daughter that can drive me crazy may serve her well some day.
-She'll be tenacious.
-She'll stand up to a challenge.
-She'll be strong enough to speak her mind.
-She'll never give up.
Those things that challenge me? God has given her those traits for a reason.
Make an actual list of the things you love about your children. Commit to sharing at least one of these things with them each day.
What do you love about your kiddos? Let's brag on them a bit! Leave a comment and let us know!