I know you’re probably thinking poorly of me for falling behind on my blogging challenges. Hear me out, I was out of town visiting with my Daddy. While I was there I got to catch up with some other family and friends. It was really nice. After all, I don’t get to see them that much now that I live so far away.

Now, let’s get back on track!

Wow, have I really missed 4 days? That just means I have more to share with you!     While I was gone- I also fell behind on my devotionals. Before I talk about my devotional for today, I just want to say something-0 God knows what and when to put something on your heart, at the perfect time. Moving forward- this is my memory verse for today, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. – 2 Timothy 3:16”

The story that was included in the devotional- There was a child who didn’t understand why her family had to have devotionals every day. After she complained, saying that there was better things to do than devotionals- her dad asked her would she be eating for the day. Answering that she would be eating, her dad proceeded to say, “Well, I just figured you wouldn’t eat today seems how there is always something better to be doing.”  Instantly, she became aggravated and exclaimed, “Dad, I am not that dumb! You have to eat to make it through the day…” It was then that she understood exactly what her dad was trying to say, “Oh, You’re trying to tell me that it would be just as dumb to quit having my spiritual food, right?”

I can not tell you how hard this devotional hit my heart! As I said earlier, God knows what and when to put something on  your heart.

Day 9: parentinggoals

Any goal that I set, will always have something to do with my babies.- No matter what.

My Parent Goal: To discipline my children in love and understanding.

I have made this my main goal because my children are young. Due to them being so young; I have to discipline them, A LOT!  I focus on teaching them with love and understanding so I don’t put them in a shell. If I just lash out without them knowing what they’ve done wrong; it will push them away from me.

If they know what they’ve done, they’ll work harder at not doing that when they get older and it’ll build them into the wonderful young adults I know that they’ll be.

Day 10: don’teventhinkaboutit

Come on, all parents have ‘this moment’ with their kids. For example: your kids are playing around and you hear one fall. You know a child is about to come in your room crying that the other hurt them. Almost simultaneously, you hold your hand up as they walk through the door, “Don’t even think about it! Y’all were in there playing. I’m sure she/he didn’t mean any harm.”

I have that moment DAILY! It never fails. Sometimes, I wonder when they will start blaming their bad dreams on the other. No joke, that is how bad it can get! Once, I tell them not to say anything, they just turn around and carry on. Forgetting that the other had just “hurt” them. *Sigh*

Parenting is DEFINITLEY not for the weak!

-Kayla Diane