Saturday, May 9, 2009
Noah started his Back to Basics Internet cooking lessons. His first few lessons are on how to cook all different kinds of eggs. Noah does not care for the eating of just an egg so these lessons were a little tricky for him. He is used to seeing me cook and try to multi task ( I usually start fires lol!!) So I had to keep reminding him to focus and stay in the kitchen.
I really enjoyed this last paragraph in a chapter that I am reading from the book Parenting The Way God Parents. This is one of those books that I go back and will read again for a refresher.
This chapter of the book is on patience and how to be the example to your children so they will be able to demonstrate it. Patience is definitely one of my weak spots. And with each of my children displaying such different personalities I forget that I need to have a different set of expectations for each so that I as a parent do not frustrate them. You know that if the bible says do not frustrate your children there is a good reason for it. I think when we frustrate them it can harbor feelings that they carry on into adulthood.
"When our impatience for them to mature drives our expectations of them, we set the stage for frustration and exasperation. But if we release our children and there development to the Father who made them, then we are free to be present with them, not rushing them but watching for what God brings to pass."
Parenting The Way God Parents by Katherine Koonce
Thanks God for the gentle reminder....I so am glad you took the time to create my children each so special and individual and so unique it shows how much You love us like clay in the hand of the potter. We are uniquely hand made by You!
Proverbs 19:11 A mans wisdom gives him patience
1Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hope, always perseveres.