There is a lot that one can say about children… where to even begin?! There are so many adjectives to describe children, but I think I want to talk about one of them: humble.
I am a 28 (soon to be 29) year old mother of three amazing bright children, ages 5, 3, and 1. I have found that children are like mirrors; it is amazing how they reflect their parents. Sometimes that’s great and wonderful but most of the time its humbling because it appears that not only do they reflect all of my character flaws but somehow in their grace they seem to magnify them. (Now I’m sure it just feels like its magnified to me, the sinner…) But to see them repeat an action or a word that would have been much better left unsaid, or an attitude.. it is humbling.
Lately, I have been reading Titus chapter two. My that is my heart’s cry! To have a Titus two woman in my life. I have been reading and rereading it. I don’t want the ‘if only’s’ to overwhelm me and I want to learn from my mistakes but I can’t help but wonder sometimes… if only someone had taught me to love my husband… if only someone had taught me to love my children…
I know that today is a new day to change my attitude, to be aware of my words, my actions, my attitudes. If you are single or married and waiting to have children, take advantage to begin to plant good seed in your heart.
I know this is supposed to be about children, but we are all someone’s children. If you are wanting happy children, read Titus two and find an older woman that can teach a few things. Most of the readers of this are surrounded by older women from whom they can learn.
I want to implore each of you ladies, young and old, be teachable, be humble to receive teaching! Only recently have I really and truly realized my need for such a woman in my life. I am praying and waiting for the Father to bring this woman into my life, into my children’s lives and into my husband’s life. Please take advantage of the abundant resources with which out great and awesome king has surrounded you. You never know when you might find yourself out on the frontier with closest friend and neighbor miles away.