June 24, 2008

Why is it.....

I was dealing with a troubling issue with one of my children and I was discussing this with my mom. She quoted a friend from years ago who said:


" I always take credit for the bad things my kids do, (bad choices they make, wrong direction they go.....). It's my fault. It must've been something I did. I wouldn't dream of taking credit for the good things they do (good choices, right directions....)"

I'm sure they were discussing motherhood and mothering, and being under appreciated. I am always taking the blame for my kids. I beat myself up if they don't behave or do what I have taught them to do. 

I am going to start taking credit for the GOOD things they do, say or what ever. I won't steal their thunder, but I will glow with pride. I'm sure our Heavenly Father glows with pride when we make good choices, do good things, go in the right direction....... 

I am a good mother and I am raising children of my Father in Heaven. I can not do it with out Him. Nor would I want to!

6 comments:

Janelle said...

After slaving over all those baseball games and driving them everywhere all over the state your children are giving you some lip? Hmmm. Sounds like kids.... Yeah, take credit for the good stuff!

Samantha said...

That's a good attitude, I am beginning to see how challenging this motherhood thing is, and you have always been a role model of mine, cuz I think you are a rockin' mom! You are a good mother, raising Heavenly Father's children and he trusts you too!
Love you!

Tristan said...

That is a great way to look at it!

andrea said...

well said! i'm guilty of the same thing. go figure. i cringe at the effort it would take to change.

Lorena said...

I admire my parents more and more each day. You don't realize how hard parenting is until you are a parent...well said!

utmomof5 said...

I really like that quote! Great attitudeyou have taken. I may do the same, the next time they do something worth being proud of :P