Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Teachable moments

Okay any minute they could wake up..

But for now I'm going to blog.. I am watching 5 little ones under 4 today. I know I'm taking on a kinda tough task, because I normally only have one little one at home all day. Lindsey is in kindergarten, so she leaves after breakfast. All the other little people stay here all day long! Whew... anyways they've been a sweet blessing to me today... no crazy things have happened, everyone is safe. I can see how children are such a blessing, and big families have so much fun together.. always someone to play with/ fight with.

We've had our share of not sharing today and the 2 two year olds have been in time out a couple of times today. I love to see them work things out.. they are so forgiving and sweet. When my little guy decides to not share/ take a toy/ not make a good choice I've put him on the chair and he sits.. and I make him then say sorry to one of the 4 that he's done something to and hug and it's such a moment to see the instant sorry (and really mean it) and then hug . ( I'm cheesy i make'em hug) but on their own they choose to kiss.. I love it.

Luckily, I'm not at my wits in. I love knowing that this is teaching them an important lesson of forgiveness. As an adult, I can learn from that instant forgiveness a child feels and then forgets. How often have I forgiven but still held on to some type of bitterness. I've been praying for the last 2 days for a change in my heart.

According the Ezekiel 36:26 "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh."
I really want that teachable heart. Funny that on my prayer list I had for yesterday I prayed for teachable moments with children.. Who knew.

Thank you Lord for always amazing me how you answer prayer, thanks for using sweet little ones to help me examine my own heart. I am constantly amazed that You do as you said you'd do. Thank you for teaching to me to ask, even if small. I am being renewed each and everyday and everyday count it joy to be able to be yours.

1 comment:

Debra said...

I often feel that the ones who provide the most teachable moments are the little ones. They love and forgive so much like we should. Hugs
Debra and Hope, who just hugged me and gave me a kisss as she climbed up to sit on my lap. Kids are truley a blessing. Added bonus you get to learn to type with one hand.