Daily Archives: March 22, 2013

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Immeasurably More

Ever have a bad day as a parent; or maybe a bad month or a bad year? Ever feel overwhelmed with discouragement?  This happens sometimes.   I look back now at some of the huge failures that I had being a father.  Through the gracious words of my wife or the disappointment or hurt in my children’s eyes I would feel the weight and the wreckage of trying to do things my way. I remember the times of demanding respect because I thought it was due me. I remember thinking that I was right so nothing else mattered. I remember and weep at how I failed my kids, my wife and my God. I remember thinking that there was no […]

Children and Announcements

“Mommy, I want juice.”   “Not right now, dear. Mommy is busy.”   “But mommy, I am soooooo thirsty.”   “I said, not right now. I have to take care of your little brother.”   “But I want juice. Please, please, please.”   “Oh, alright. But promise me you won’t ask for anything else for awhile, Okay?”   “Yes, mommy. Thank you!”   “Okay, here is your juice.”   “But mommy, it is not in my special juice cup…”   This is an exaggerated example of a Mom who has taught her child to make announcements to get what she wants. Already, this four-year-old has learned how to control her world. Young children need to be taught that this is […]