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:
June 24, 2008
" 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!
cleverly written by Hillary at 4:17 PM