My two little tikes! No signs of the earlier morning sibling fights and mum freaking out with first born child and getting angrier than she should have done. Then retreating to the shower only to be interrupted by;
" Mum, Emma's put a toy in the fish tank!"
So I emerged from the shower covered in soap and a towel and delved into the fish tank to rescue the toy and the fish! I did not flip and gave Emma a look and finished off the shower.
Spoke to Emma about the dangers of toys swimming in the fish tank and then dressed and put them out in the garden!
My point here is that I find parenthood a series of failures and successes. I could have just posted the lovely picnic photo telling of how we had a lovely picnic in the garden together and a peaceful, friendly time.
But that wouldn't have been real! I fail daily as a parent. I want to be even tempered, loving, patient, kind and demonstrate all the fruits of the Spirit to my children but I don't!
I thank God for His wonderful Son and the grace he has given us. That through Jesus I can ask for forgiveness of my sins each day and start afresh. I should not harbour guilt about how I parented yesterday or the minute before. I need to move on and seek Him.
I don't do that nearly enough.