Friday, June 28, 2013

Yeah, I'm not perfect...

Today at lunch there were two ladies who were sitting in the booth behind me. They were just sitting there chatting and something they said caught my attention. The were talking about a pampered chef party! 

Now, I had just recently been to one, so I knew the recipe they were talking about. I was about to chime in and say something, but chose not too. I'm glad I didn't. After that I felt like the two, while putting on the face of being friends, were in a bragging contest. Talking about well the lady at the party cooked it in the microwave but I don't microwave cook. And it called for chicken, but of course I would use turkey. 

They continued on talking about just how healthy they ate. This struck me as funny seeing how we were at McDonald's! 

As the kids continued playing I began reading my book "Desperate: Hope For The Mom Who Needs To Breathe", by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. I was glad that I had that book because I realized that so many moms feel the need to one up the other moms. Here is something I read while listening to the bragging women: 

"I love that we mamas tend to follow formulas because it means we are trying to be intentional with our children. We care enough to discipline and teach them! ... But we've got to know that, ultimately, the most important thing is laying our children at the foot of the cross and praying that Jesus will call them to Him. He is the author of their souls, and He is the only one who can reign in a broken soul. So pray for your children and show them Jesus."

 Isn't that beautiful? It is good to be reminded that even when our plans don't turn out the way we had hoped that it is ultimately up to God to call them to Him! 

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has young children. *I am not getting paid by anyone to recommend this book I simply love it so much I feel that everyone should know about it!


Liesl said...

Wow, I love that!! I need to get that book. I've been so convicted about being intentional with my parenting. When I was at a Bible Study a couple weeks ago, a "mentor mom" made an awesome point that our kids generally become passionate about what you're passionate about (not that their interests are going to be the same, per se, but I understood the point she was getting at). So, are we passionate about our computers/smartphones/iPad? Are we passionate about TV? How are we demonstrating our passion (or lack thereof) for Christ to our kids? Whoa...that hit me right between the eyes. I am definitely not good at it (especially as Samuel is still pretty young), but I want to develop the intentionality now, so that when he is old enough to know, it will be what he remembers about his Mommy...not my face in my phone, glued to the TV (ouch...that one especially hurts, lol...I love getting lost in other people's fake lives...and my butt print on the couch is evidence of that, yikes!), etc. This was a timely post. Thank you, friend! Let's be intentional with our kids!

LBW said...

I also need to get that book.