Remember this? I’ve posted about it before. I found it at the Country Living Fair 2 years ago. It is one of my very favorite finds. VERY favorite. Maybe I like it too much…
What would YOU do, how would YOU react if your child was tearing around the house, being very reckless, you had told her to ‘STOP IT RIGHT NOW!’, she didn’t listen, and then you heard it… a loud crash…followed by silence?? What would you do? How would YOU react??
…and then you dared to look and found…
Tonia Schauer says
OH Jill, I needed that today. The kids were argueing all the way home from church, and in the door, through lunch……it is so hard to keep your cool sometimes. 🙂 You are right, their souls are eternal and things are not. Hope your weekend was good, dear friend. tonia
Erin M. says
What a great reminder. Very well said. Thanks so much!
I have thought a lot about how patient the Lord is with me & how easily I tend to get frustrated @ my children sometimes…
Thank you for the refresher though.. 🙂
Blessings to you !
McMaster and Storm says
this happens to all of us………..
thank goodness for epoxy stuff, it's handy always at our house.
oh, i found something for you…….i do believe you had one and one of your girls broke it?????
i put in a safe place from luke!! ha
i love that red letter f! and we can't worry about all this stuff……
Oh, how familiar that sounds. Too familiar, in fact. I'm glad that you remembered what is really important in life and I'm thankful for God's grace when I am the transgressor!
Hope your week is blessed!
i cautioned over and over about an
antique lamp globe/with beaded edge-
what a crushing lesson in humility
when i broke it myself when dusting.
Lord help me to care
– or not to care …
"what is seen is temporal"
isn't it just amazing how hard this is to get thru these thick skulls of ours (mine)?! we are human and must be reminded time after time.
Bless your honesty, Jill. I think all (most?) of us have had moments when we saw our child melt in the face of harsh words. I think the greater lesson and the one she will remember is your apology. It's normal to get angry and say mean things…but above normal to humbly apologize. thanks for the reminder…I need it….today!
Minister Grace says
Love this post Jill… I have been waiting on some free time to get caught up on my blog reading. Thanks for the reminder! Is that an after picture? Because you cannot tell it's glued at all…. Just adds character.
Jill Elaine says
Yes, that is an after picture! Travis did a great job with the epoxy, and I'm so thankful to still have 'one of my favorite things'. And I really do think about how much more important my children are than things every time I look at it!