Monday, April 4, 2011

37 minutes into our homeschool day...

37 minutes in, and i was mediating the 37th squabble of the day.
In frustration, i sighed (one of those big exasperated sighs that parents are so good at - that tells your little ones you're angry)...
"Are mornings hard for you mama?" Sweet one asks...
(Through gritted teeth), "Only on the days when you guys spend them crapping all over each other..."
Yes.
Those are the less than appropriate words that passed my lips.
"Nice visual, mom..."
& it's not.
& i'm not proud of myself.
We read from Psalms.
"May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be pleasing in Your sight."
i fail, i fall, i repent, i'm forgiven...
restored, redeemed...
Aching periods of *choosing* - in humility - to lay it all down...
again.

4 comments:

Lesley said...

"May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be pleasing in Your sight."

This is underlined in my bible in PEN!!!!!!

Carol said...

Good reminder to us all, Paige!

Marcy said...

Oh girl do I hear you! We have those moments then, by the grace of God, we are forgiven by him and our children...I'm glad I"m not the only one.

Lori-Dawn said...

Sigh...if only those were the worst words to exit my mouth...it seems I'm being challenged in this area lately...being made aware so very often, when my words are tearing down and not building up. So much growing to do. I love how the Psalms and Proverbs convicts me to the core and causes me to change little by little.

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