One of my favorite things about being a parent is learning from these incredible little people, aka my boys! Whether it’s bravery or being strong and courageous, I’m reminded daily that if we, as parents aren’t modeling it, there’s no way our kids will learn it!
Last year I wrote this Forgiveness article for HomeFront Magazine. I love this magazine for a thousand reasons, but mostly it’s full of great reminders of coming alongside the Holy Spirit in this parenting adventure instead of trying to do it on my own. We all know how that ends up! Epic mom fails and guilt and comparison… it’s just ugly!
I’m grateful it’s never too early or too late to ask for forgiveness and to extend forgiveness. We pretty much practice it daily around our house!
You can read the Modeling Forgiveness article here on page 11:
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Mother Teresa