I've lost my patience with both of my kids numerous times today, and actually said out loud in my frustrations, "Why did I have kids??!" I'm ashamed of myself. Yes, I'm only human and no one is perfect except for our Holy Father. Luckily, Harper's still too young to understand words and meanings; Aaron, on the other hand, looked at me with such disappointment and hurt that it broke my heart. I felt awful. As soon as I said those words I wanted to take them back. I hugged and kissed him and told him I was sorry. Kids are so awesome in that they forget in a matter of seconds or minutes, where we hold onto grudges for years sometimes.
So today, in all of my frustrations, I'm going to refer to this verse:
"But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." ~James 1:4
I'm not going to clean up this messy house, not mop this sticky kitchen floor, and not fold all of this laundry (well, maybe I'll fold a little.....I'm going on 5 days behind- uh-oh!) and I'm going to enjoy my children because before I know it they'll be gone and I'll do anything to have these moments back.
Enjoy your lazy Sunday.