Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What Jim Bob Says: A Reminder To Myself

Jim Bob Duggar says that for every time you correct or reprimand your child you must praise them ten more times than that and if you have the opportunity do it front of others, do it.  Praise those little character qualities that make them shine.  Those that God gave them to bless others.
 So what do I do with a day that was just the opposite of that?
Today was filled with a lot of correcting, and a lot of repeating.  Motherhood involves a lot of repeating.  Motherhood involves a lot of repeating.  Did I already say that?
I even get tired of hearing me say things, so I'm sure that they do too.

I feel like I need to do some damage control tomorrow with a lot of hugging, and a lot of reminding them how wonderfully they are created.  Until the morning, I'll just hope one day they'll read my blog and forget about the days that I reprimanded them all the live long day and remember that I find them absolutely amazing.
Libby is filled with so much wonder at the world, so much passion, that it is contagious.  Maggie is naturally thoughtful and very caring.  She thanks me for almost every meal with out being prompted to do so.  Also, if you kiss her head, she will quite often kiss your head back which is very nice.  When you hold our darling boy he leans into you like he is thankful you are holding him, it makes me feel important to him when he does this.
Precious children that I love, oh so much...

and because it is the big one, formally know as my Little, in particular that has been giving me a run for my money this week I'll end this post by praising her passion.
 She is so much fun.  For months she has been telling me that Daddy was going to have a Stihl party for his birthday.  She had so much fun picking out orange and black things for his birthday and helping me decorate for it.  She could barely contain her excitement for his big day.  Like I said, her passion is contagious, just read it in her face.
the orange and black party table

Waiting for him to see the surprise

Pushing the dog out of the way so that she could show Daddy his party
Present time
I don't think that I realized that I was focusing on her instead of him

I think this is my new favorite picture.  I love the way he is looking at them!

Grace and Peace


Sandra said...

There can't be many people who have had a Stihl theme birthday party. I think Libby made a good choice.

Mommas Muse said...

This was so good! Love the Stihl party.