Saturday, September 5, 2009

Are you leading?

I was driving home yesterday afternoon, listening to our local Christian station, 88.1 ThePromise, when the d.j. says, "Children love to follow what their parents do.  Are you leading a life in which you would want them to follow your lead?" Whoa!! My friends, there is a very good question to ask ourselves as parents each and every day. 

I was talking to my sister about our dear Papa Joe who is battling cancer.  I was telling her about the life he has led, and how he is truly a man of God.  A man that I can talk proudly about to my sons when they are older.  A man that I know is a good influence, full of wisdom.  A man that I've never heard use a cross word with anyone.  A man that shares a smile, opens his home, just true sincerity is what you get from him.  I want to be that kind of person.  I want to know that when I'm old the people around me can say, 'she lived a life worth following'.  I want my children to say 'momma, was kind, honest, hard-working, polite, true'.  What better way to be viewed then in a good way?!  I often fail.  I lose my temper, I say things I shouldn't but I long to be the best I can be for my family, and for myself.

So I ask you today, are you leading a life in which you would want your children to follow?

Have a wonderful weekend & God bless!!!  

5 comments:

Sonja said...

I love & listen to The Promise all the time!

I like to think I live a life that I would want my children (when we have them) to lead. There may be a few things I would teach them differently though.

Do you go to Crossroads in Callahan? Maybe its Celebration I cant remember but its next to the Sunshine Academy School? lol
I have a few friends who go there! :)

Jessica said...

How convicting! I think that's something we should all try for - and pray for God's help with. I don't want Leah's little footprints following mine in the wrong direction.

I love your blog - terrific message, terrific memories, and ADORABLE boys!

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Angela C said...

Your blog is truly an inspiration to all the mothers out there. I love the way you talk about your husband and how devoted you are to you beautiful family... you are an amazing person full of the goodness of God...that is love.

Jennifer said...

Angela, thank you so much for your kind words.