I love this post from Tasha. I certainly need to remember these important words of advice while parenting my child (and soon, children!).
I find myself losing patience a lot more easily lately. Xander has taken to calling my name. Well, not really calling it but yelling it. Constantly. Even if I'm in the same room as him. I hear it easily a hundred times a day. "MOMMY! MOMMY!" Even if I answer him after the first yell or tell him, "I'm right here, buddy. What do you need?" He still continues. And he doesn't usually even want anything, just practicing my name...and yelling. I've asked him to use his inside voice, I've given him more attention, I've given him less attention. Now I've honestly started ignoring it. And sometimes I get stern with him because I'm so annoyed. Do you ever have days like this? I really would like to remember that little voice and cherish these moments because they won't be around forever, but really?!?!
Maybe it's the pregnancy thing making me lose my patience or maybe it's the being human thing. I'm not quite sure, but I do know I need to remember this:
Love is patient and kind.
1 Corinthians 13:4a