Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Building Character

I read this this morning by Nancy Carter from the Homeschool Minute about Building Character in Our Children:

A wise woman once said, "While we're focused on building character in our children, God is focused on building character in us."

Maybe it's perseverance - we can't give up on them.

Maybe it's patience - no one guarantees immediate results.

Maybe it's humility - lest any man should boast!

Maybe it's contentment - learning not to envy that mom down the street whose kids seem to have it all together.

Maybe it's dependability - truly showing our children that we'll stick with them even when their behavior breaks our hearts.

Maybe it's dying to self - doing what needs to be done, even when we don't want to. Like oh say. . . playing a board game with your kids when you'd rather read a book by yourself. (Ouch stepping on my OWN toes now.)

And maybe it's for God to continue to grow our faith in Him, to truly remind us to walk by faith and not by sight. When we see what God can do in our children's lives in spite of all of our mistakes and shortcomings (both parents and children), we are reminded that truly it IS all about Him. It's not always easy, but it is about Him.

1 comment:

Littlepenpen said...

Hi Kathy! I found your blog this morning and have enjoyed reading back through some of your posts! You and your family are very talented and I loved seeing the cakes, quilts, sewing, cooking, canning, etc. in your photo's. I plan to visit often.