Lessons Learned

"Mom, I want to tell you something." "Mom, I want to show you something." "Mom?..Mom?"


Being the momma of an almost four year old has had its struggles, its joy, its bumps. I love watching how delighted and excited he gets over the simplest things. It is also hard to watch an almost four year old scowl at you.

Having a 3 year old has been a whole different ball game. He understands all I say, he comprehends it. It is truly a time of working and shaping their hearts at this age. Shaping his heart to be grateful. To obey. To listen when I am talking.

We have been working with Ben on shaping his heart, we tell him when he pouts or does not get his way on something "Ben, you need to have a happy heart." Soon after we tell him (about 85% of the time) he will smile and say "OK." Yet, we still have the part of him that wants to have his way. Rebel. Disobey.

It reminds me so much of my own heart. When God doesn't seem to (in my mind) answer my prayer, listen to me, give me my way. Yet, He is. He is giving me what is best for me. What I need. I need to simply obey. Obey and have a happy heart. Not stress.

Ben has been such a delight in our lives the past 3.5 years and I am so blessed to be his mom.

Do you have a 3 year old?

1 comments:

  1. :) this is sweet. I don't have a 3 year old, though at one point I had a boy, and a couple of years later I had a girl... and now they are 10 and 8... and they never stop talking. EVER. It's a blessing... still. :)

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