Focus on the Positive: One Determined Child

This summer we are starting a new series called “Summer Shorts” because let’s face it: in the throes of motherhood and summer, we may not have much time to read (or write!).☺️But mostly because we want to remember that no matter what happens in our summer days, the truth is that we want to rely on God to set our plans and to help us shift our attitude to focus on the positives...even when we have messy thinking or less than ideal circumstances (don’t worry–you’re not the only one!). #thetruthaboutsummer

Laura
Laura

Yesterday my mom called to say she would like to have my 3 big boys spend the night!  Woo Hoo!!!

Laura
Anna
Anna

Whoa, thank you, Mom! What a nice surprise!

Anna
Laura
Laura

Yes!  Thank you Grammie! I woke up this morning with just one little buddy to care for, and I was thinking this was going to be such a peaceful morning.  But wouldn’t you know, he was in a MOOD!

Laura
Anna
Anna

Oh no, what happened?

Anna
Laura
Laura

Just-upset-about-life kind of day!  He didn’t want to sit in his high chair, and then he wouldn’t even let me help him eat his grapefruit despite the fact that he couldn’t quite scoop the pieces out or keep the bites on his spoon.  And let’s just say there was juice everywhere!

Laura
Anna
Anna

That sounds delightful. And sticky. 😱

Anna
Laura
Laura

Very sticky! I guess I had to give him some credit, though!  Tears streaming, he was super determined to eat it all on his own.  

Laura
Anna
Anna

True! At least he didn’t give up on it!

Anna
Laura
Laura

Right.  I’m going to focus on that today.  My little guy is learning perseverance and independence. And if it takes washing the tablecloth (because let’s face it, it probably needs washing anyway), I can live with that.  Even if he did need a wipe-bath at the end of breakfast! 😆 #thetruthaboutsummer

Laura

Soaking in the Truth

Scripture to encourage you:

  • “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  (Galatians 6:9, NIV)

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