A Patient Parent and a Crying Child

A young girl with a tear running down her cheek

A good parent is patient with a crying child.  Thanks to Caleb for sharing this opening story and for being a good dad to his kiddos.

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The Crying Child

Caleb  (the dad)  and Adam who is 3

I’m finding that parenting involves a lot of scolding. Consider the conversation from this morning. . .
Adam: WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! (x 30 min.)
Me: *frustration rising*
Me, talking to myself: Self, why are you getting angry?
Self: This DUMB KID won’t stop CRYING!

Me: Uh huh, that’s what kids do, Self. Continue reading “A Patient Parent and a Crying Child”

A Father’s Love: A tribute to my husband

A Father’s Day Tribute to My Husband

To my kids: Today I want to let you know some more of our story.  While your dad and I were in college, we were on summer mission teams together for two years.  Your dad was so excited to work with the children up in Canada.

He told them God loved them and wanted them to go to His Heaven some day.  He was so glad when 6 little boys from camp wanted to accept what Jesus had done for them- dying for their sins and giving them a way to be right with God. Continue reading “A Father’s Love: A tribute to my husband”