Proverbs 29:13 says, "Discipline your son, and he will give you comfort; he will also give you delight."
This verse was an encouragement and a challenge to me. A challenge because little Kaityn Mae Mae has become a "screamer." If someone starts playing with her and she does not want them to she screams. If she does not get her way she screams. With her being the youngest sometimes I just have whoever is causing the screaming leave her alone. Well, that really does not solve the long term problem. She is such a little character at times and I want to delight in her. SO...let the disciplining begin. It is so hard...you have seen her...she is so cute.
The encouragement part. The weather was so nice today so I took the kids for a walk and let them ride their bikes on a little trail by our house. They did EXACTLY what I asked them to. They stopped when I said to stop. They would move to where I would tell them to. They helped each other. They encouraged each other to keep going when they were tired. They said, "please" when they wanted water and kept saying, "thank you, mommy" when they gave me their water back. Today they have been so helpful and joyful and I have found delight in them because we have taught them to obey. If my kids did not obey there is NO way i could have taken them for rides on their bikes.
Thanks for reading. I just wanted to praise them to you for being a delight to their Mommy today.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Posted by The Anderson Zoo at 4:16 PM