Do you ever have moments when you wish you could grab your words back as soon as you say them? I had one this morning. We were out of milk, which meant no cereal, so I had to make eggs and toast. I know that sounds terrible saying that I had to make them, but this pregnancy has taken it's toll on me, as far as energy goes:( Some of the kids were arguing about silly things and about wanting cereal instead. After they were done eating, the ones who were arguing and complaining apologized to me. They asked for forgiveness and admitted that the eggs were delicious:) I wish I would have thanked them and maybe read some scripture to them about complaining but I didn't. I said, "I forgive you, BUT it sure would have been nice to have woken up to NO arguing and fighting this morning!!" As soon as I said it, I knew how selfish that sounded. What was more important than my calm morning, was their hearts!! As long as I have little children in my home, we will be dealing with these issues. I thank God for each of my children, even the ones who LOVE to whine, complain and argue. When they do these things, even early in the morning, it gives me a chance to grow and an opportunity to teach them God's word. I pray that next time I will not complain in my heart about having "real" kids who will do these things, even when it is not convenient for me:) I pray that next time, I will not fail in teaching them God's word and praying with them.
I wanted to take some pictures of Eden yesterday because she is growing way faster than I would like:) Farah Beth and Josiah wanted their pictures taken too:) I love these little ones!