You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P Jones
This is a quote with which I can identify! While I’m not currently battling temper tantrums, potty training, or sleepless nights, my patience is still frequently tested.
As mothers, we are constantly growing and learning right along with our children. I find that just when I think I have a good handle on a particular stage of childhood, things change. Perhaps sibling disagreements have diminished, but laziness is on the loose. When disobedience seems to be under control, whining rears its ugly head.
I have come to realize how little wisdom I have and how much I need to seek it at the throne of God. When the day has been long, I can say with David in Psalm 62:7, “In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.”
I also find that discussing issues with my husband gives me a clearer perspective on the situation. Since I am with our children all day, I tend to focus on the immediate problem, while he can see the bigger picture.
So, yes, motherhood does teach us a thing or two about patience….which helps us become better people – and Christians – in the long run.
I would have to agree that motherhood has changed me more than anything else. And patience is one of those areas that I've grown so much in.
Patience and a good sense of humor are essential for motherhood 🙂
I agree – I have learned to be more patient and loving and kind since becoming a mom!
Motherhood does change us! So true. I have a long ways to go on learning patience, but being a mother sure does help us along the way! 🙂
You're right that having children shows us how much patience we have…or don't have!
Very sweet! I have a friend who had 2 children almost grown, she said she prayed for patience and God gave her 3 more kids. Laughing she said she never prayed for patience again..
I think patience is something that we grow into but always have room to improve. Thanks for the reminder.