Wednesday, June 25, 2008

LIttle Warrior

Getting this child to take his knight's armor off is at times like getting him to eat raw brocolli. Who has time for brocolli when there are monsters waiting to be slain? (thanks for the armor Nana)!
I've been reminded how important this time is in his life. It's so ultimately shaping. Teach them to be self controlled with the little things when they're 2 and 3 and 4, and they'll be able to do that with the big things as they grow. This time is so important. Right now we're working on his table manners, saying "Yes Mama" after he's told to do something, and to just flat out obey: Obey, right away, all the way, and joyfully. This takes conisistency. This is a day-in, day-out work. One that I can't slack off in, at all! I remember when he started getting mobile and we started teaching him what "no" meant. At that moment I had a weight in my gut knowing that it started. The consistency on my part, that is. What we say is no, must be no, because losing battles to a toddler is not a way of loving him or anyone. Don't get me wrong, we love saying "yes" too, and we do, a lot.
God's blessing is shining upon us and he is a joy to our family. Just thinking about him puts a smile on my face, not to mention this picture of him with his new goggles. It makes me want to have a child with thick, black brimmed glasses someday. I think it's pretty cute.
We're shaping a man out of this little one. It's important for me, as mom, to remember the ultimate picture. I asked KC the other day, "What's more glorious than a baby?" His response: "When they're grown." Oh yeah! :) Train them up in the way that they shall go and they will not depart from it. One of God's promises to us and I believe it. He is not too young to obey, he's not too young to have faith. This spirited little boy, this bright eyed little warrior, has blessed us indeed, and we're excited to see God using him in his Kingdom.
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4 comments:

The Officer's said...

Ker, you have one handsome three year old! i love your post. you continue to encourage me and excite me to raise Sterling in such a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Thank you for reminding me how great being a mommy is!

J Yo said...

You're so encouraging to the rest of us moms. :) Thanks for this...

The Kjack's said...

Hey Ker!

I enjoyed coming home today and getting a chance to catch up by reading your blog. We miss you guys!

Joanne said...

Just keep up the hard work!


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