Sunday, July 24, 2011

Those we love.

A dear friend of mine once said, "We treat strangers better than the people that we love the most."

And isn't that the truth.  We are so polite to the bank teller, person that we accidently walk in front of at the grocery, and greeter at Walmart.  Yet, I catch myself yelling or being rude to Matt and my kids many times daily.  

These are the people that we love so much.  Yet I know that you wouldn't know by my actions.  Sure, I tell them I love them.  I show them love and affection in many ways.  

But I also told my daughter to "shut up" this evening.  And those are "bad words" in our house.  She wouldn't listen, Grayson had just fallen asleep, and she was out of her bed for the umpteenth time.  And it just blurted out.  I saw the hurt in her eyes and I felt horrible.

As I was thinking about my "mean" words and behavior, I thought about how often we don't listen to God.  How often we resist what he's telling us.  Or sin against him over and over again.  And you know what?  He's patient with us every time.  He forgives us every time.  And I don't think he'd ever tell us to "Shut Up."

This week, I want to be more like Him.  The have patience and keep my cool the 1st, 5th, or 99th time that I ask my kids to do something.  Or tell them not to.

Aren't these the cutest faces ever?

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And don't forget the Cheryl's Cute Creation Giveaway!

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It ends Wednesday!!

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And lastly, want a sneak peek at what I've been working on?  I can't wait to share my little bedroom makeover with you guys in a few weeks!  It'll be coming after the Sew Chic Upcycling Week (which is really almost 2 weeks :))

Project #1
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Project #2

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I often find myself praying for the same thing...for patience.

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  2. So true...we do treat those we love the most, the worst. :/ I'll try to do the same this week. Thanks for the wonderful blog post.

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  3. I do this, too, unfortunately. Luckily I have a very forgiving daughter and husband. I can be in the worst mood ever at home, then when I get to church, or anywhere else around people I don't see 24/7, and I can be sunshine and rainbows. Not very fair to the people who love me most. I gotta be better about this!

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  4. Sometimes I find myself doing the same thing. I have to take a step back and remind myself to be patient, kind and always to remember the love our lord had and still has for us, and try to keep that love going through each other. Thanks for this little inspiration, as well as a reminder to appreciate the time we have to spend with our family and friends. :)

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