To note: this post is scattered with pictures of the little things that have been happening around here.
Well, I realized that during all of that, my brain was in some kind of fog. This week has given me so much clarity. My brain finally feels uncluttered.
Because of that, the spirit has found many opportunities to teach me. I am sure Heavenly Father has been trying to teach me all along. I was just having a hard time processing it all.
It’s like my brain can finally listen to all that Heavenly Father has in store for me, or what he needs me to learn.
Just like he teaches us, we too have perfect moments in life to teach our kids.
For example: the clerk at the store gives you too much change. This is the perfect opportunity to ask your child what you should do in this situation; and then lead by example.
Teaching moments lurk around every corner, we just have to be ready to teach.
I am looking for every opportunity to teach my children. They only have so much time at home, and then you have to hope that what they learned will help them succeed.
I stumbled upon this scripture:
Isn’t that neat. We just have to help our children understand what is expected of them. When they understand, they will do.
I am trying to help my kids understand by using a meeker voice.
Remember the quote that awakened me?
I have found that uncontrolled words just don’t make much progress.
Eye contact and hushed tones seem to be making an impression around here.
There is a new calm in our house.
I just feel so bad that it took this mama so long to clue in.
(mother guilt, mother guilt)
I am grateful that kids are so understanding and forgiving.
I know that along with teaching our kids, that they also have so much to teach me.
I am grateful for 4 awesome kids who show me the way.
I am grateful they teach me laugh to everyday. single. day.
…and not just laugh, I mean like bust a gut laugh.
I am thankful for those teaching moments in my life.
I am thankful that my mind is clear enough again to recognize them.
How wonderful it is to be on the other side of a trial.
It was so hard while I was going through it, but I am thankful for every moment.
That’s how we learn.
…and when we learn something, then we have a responsibility to share it with others.