Happy Saturday everyone.
I hope that all of you who have little ones have completed your school year and are enjoying your summer break.
We are about to begin week two of our summer break. And I have discovered that (and I won't tell you how I discovered it) my temper is horrible. I'm a nit-picking nagger of a mother. I hear myself and I hear my Aunt Pat fussing and not giving a real good example to my children.
I'm ashamed and I don't like myself very much right now. I treat strangers better than I do my children when I'm upset with them. How terrible.
I just want to be a good mom. That's all. I want to teach them how to care for themselves and be responsible adults. But I have to realize that they are still children and not to expect them to have the skill levels of full grown people.
I found a prayer in a bible study that I just ran across that just speaks to what I SO want to be :
O Father, help me become a person of good temper. DWELL deep within me so that I shall be the peaceful exception amid the disturbed surroundings that I encounter day by day.
I want to be that person that teaches their children right from wrong, brings them up in the way they should and be the one they want to come see when they have issues.
Please pray that I will open my eyes and my heart to hear what God is saying to me about them and that He will help me to be the best mother they can have.