I know that I'm going to miss my stepkids when they go to their mom's house this weekend. I know that I take their presence for granted too much during the time they are here. I know I focus too much on being on time, on doing things the right way, doing things without [them] yelling, doing things quietly.
Fast, quiet, on-time, correct.
These are not qualifications Jesus has for us.
He'd rather us go very slow and have time with Him than have a clean-enough house or be 5 minutes early for school every morning.
He'd rather me hug my kids and shower them with love and compassion and mercy.
I know now that I don't do that as much as I'd like
I don't do that as much as He'd like.
So Lord, give me grace for the lost mitten after a thousand other lost ones.
Give me grace for a child trying to get out of going to school.
Give me these 5 minutes to write focused on You
and then give me the rest of the morning to be focused on You and them.
Lord, this I pray.
Give me grace to forgive them and myself.
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