Thursday, May 03, 2007

Forgiveness

sometimes, God really uses my kids to illustrate to me why He says that the faith of a child is something for all us grown ups to strive for.

the other day, i was feeling rushed and nicholas was not listening *quite* as fast as i wanted him to, so i was harsh with him on the way out the door. after we got where we were going, (and i'd had a chance to think a minute), i realized that i had been wrong to be so harsh to him. so, before getting out i pulled him aside and told him i'd been wrong, and asked if he would forgive me. without a second thought, he gave me a hug and said "i love you, mama." and that was that. no grudges, no making sure i really *knew* how wrong i had been, just instant forgiveness.

i have so much to learn.

2 comments:

joysnatcher said...

Aren't they the sweetest? Also, you were a good example, showing them it's okay to be wrong, and okay to humble yourself and ask for forgiveness.

When I have moments like that I REALLY feel bad once they're in bed and I've had a second to look at my day. Man, that's when I get close to tears. And I have to go hover over them in their sleep and give them extra kisses.

be_a_Mary said...

i've heard "the greatest gift you can be your kids is to be a growing person." this is so true. there are countless times i've had to ask forgiveness and swallow my pride. it is good that they see we make mistakes too, and that we all are in need of forgiveness.