Small Graces

A weekly reflection inspired in part by Bob Bennett's song "Small Graces".

He is in the small graces....
small graces pointing me to the larger one...
little glimpses of the kingdom come..."

an enthusiastic  artist 

silly crafting fun 

a classic count down - only 6 more days and we are
headed to the beach!

post donut bath - this girl has been getting in to
all kinds of messes lately 

cutest workout partner ever 

finding not 1 but 2 pairs of $1.80 shades at
goodwill - they are are not the most fashionable but
since I can't seem to keep a pair for more than a couple
weeks, the price was perfect. 

a surprisingly strong helper

This past week has been rough. The boys and I have been battling over some behavioral issues and I haven't handle it the best. I've let myself get frustrated. I've yelled raised my voice far too often. I've forgotten to be loving and encouraging. I've had to apologize and ask my children to forgive me. I hate having to ask for their forgiveness - I so want to be a perfect mom. It's hard confessing to them that I messed up but there is also such a sweetness in those times. I'm so thankful for their little hearts, that they are quick to forgive and to smother me in hugs and kisses. This week when I had to apologize to Mini Man his response was "it's ok, you a sweet mommy" - my heart melted. 

I hope I get better. That I become more patient and controlled. But I also pray that God will use these tough times to shape our family. I want us to be quick to admit when we wrong and quick to forgive and encourage others...to remind them of the ways they are sweet. 

2 comments:

  1. Arg! I hate asking forgiveness too! I wish I were perfect.

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  2. I think it is admitting our imperfections and asking forgiveness that our children learn grace--grace for us, grace for themselves as they grow and make mistakes of their own. You are an amazing mom from what I've seen, and your kids are just precious.

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