Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm not perfect

If I have ever come across as if I think I'm perfect, please forgive me.  I am far from being perfect in any way, shape, or form.  I try my best to be what others expect me to be, but I fall short too many times.  Every day and night as I say my prayers I have to ask God to please forgive me and make me a better person.  I ask daily that He make me a better mother & wife.

When I was thinking about what I wanted to talk about today, I thought of how forgiving our children are.  Children are the most loyal, compassionate, forgiving creatures walking this earth. Granted, like us, they have their moments but think about it, they are always willing to play with you, share with you, offer a hug, or just giggle to giggle, and they aren't ones to hold a grudge.  As parents we need to giggle more often. Last night, my nerves were wearing thin (I've been flying solo in the parenting area since Travis has been gone...6 days now), and I snapped at Carter.  I hurt his feelings, and I knew that I had and before I could apologize to him he came to me and said, "I'm sorry momma, I love you!"  Now if having your three year old look up at you, wrap their arms around your legs and tell you that doesn't melt your heart, then something must be wrong with you.  I felt so bad for losing my patience with him, all I could do was tell him I was sorry too and that we had to be a team to get through each day.  He gave me a big thumbs up and the rest of the night was smooth sailing.  

I'm so grateful that my children love me regardless of my failures, my imperfections, and even during my worst moments.... they still love me.  Little children, love like God intends for us to love one another.  God loves us regardless of what we do, and most importantly He is a forgiving God!!  Why can't we as adults be like the children?  Say I'm sorry when we should, admit when we are wrong, and remember to say I love you?!  Adults can learn a lot from these little three foot tall beings running around.  They cherish each day, they find the good in everything, and they make the best of each and every moment.  Seriously, have you ever seen a child make a mess in the bathroom and get upset about it?  Nope, they just laugh about it and go on.  I personally get to caught up in little things that I should just laugh away.  

My point in this entry is about forgiveness.  It was brought up in the worship service this past Sunday in church and it has been on my mind every since.  Forgiveness is a key point in living a happy life.  If we can't forgive others, how do we plan on them forgiving us?  Life is too short to live knowing that you have wronged someone or just need to say I'm sorry.  Even to our children.  Like I said, regardless of my imperfections my children still love me and in their eyes I am perfect and for that I am grateful.  There is nothing like the love my children bring me.  

So my question is this, is there someone or something in your life that you need forgiveness for?  If so, make it right today.  Don't let the day end without making things right.  We never know what tomorrow brings so lets do it with a cheerful, joyful, and clean heart!!!

I came across this quote earlier today and it went along great with this post (in my opinion).

"They don't have very long memories, so every morning seems like a miracle."  -Brian Andreas
WOW!  Now that is a way to live.  Wake up everyday and view it as another miracle, because it is!!!

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

Ah Jen..this was great. I love to stop in and read your posts. Love the quote at the end. :)