"Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16
Many times the days are long when parenting, but I am reminded to be thankful for the little people God has entrusted to our family.
A little bit of thankfulness: We have started to play a new game at our house--it's not really a game but the kids think it is. We role play different situations and then ask them (mainly David) to give us the proper response. Tonight the scenario was this, Mommy is talking on the phone and you need a drink of water. Do you scream, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy I need some water or do you wait patiently until Mommy is off the phone to ask for some water. As we were "playing" this game I kept laughing at how funny David and Sugar thought it was. It was so awesome to be able to "parent" them in a time of non-conflict rather than waiting for them to misbehave. It made me thankful to just be able to watch them and to see that they really wanted to make the right choice. Now the challenge is to see if they actually do it the next time I am on the phone. :-)