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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

What have I done?

I think that I might be, in general, a little too open minded about the differences people choose in their lives.
I have taught my children to not judge hair styles, or piercing. Clothing or tattoos. Different people like different styles of music, different decor in their house and different cars (or motorcycles for that matter!) I have even taught them to accept, to some level, different ways of praising God. As long as they have identified the one true God, I am pretty open as to how He is praised, be it with tradition hymns, rock band, orchestra, or simply standing in the rain and raising your arms in praise.

However, I think I need to set some limits.
Tonight after dinner I was fussing at Canaan because, as usual, he had managed to get his dinner all over his face. Then, when I handed him a wipe to clean it off, he just made it worse. When I started a miniature rant about "You're seven years old. You should be able to aim your food into your mouth by now.... blah blah blah" he looked me dead in the face and said, "To each his own Mom."


That wasn't the proper response. It may have stopped the rant for a second, and when it resumed, it was slightly redirected. But had the same end goal.

And a slightly changed mommy behind it.


Karen said...

That little boy....

EmileeHope said...

Love it!!

Carrie said...

ha ha ha ha!!!! Oh wow. At least you've been given fair warning before it gets to be bigger stuff than a messy face! :)

Anonymous said...

SO cute!!! I love how they "put us in our places". teehee