Updated: Dec 17, 2022
My thought was drawn to certain things my mum did when I was younger. Some of it I wondered about and did not understand until now.
The one on my mind is how she would call me by my sibling's name and vice versa, somedays she would call us by saying “what’s your name? (I have 3 siblings and I felt how many are we that she mixes up our names?)
I wondered sometimes if she was getting forgetful and really didn’t know she mixed up the names, fast track to the present, I have three children and I find myself doing the same thing especially on days that I am super busy or tired. (Trust my kids to roll their eyes at that 🙄)
Parenting sure brings out the best in us eh?
On a more serious note, what are the things you unconsciously carried over from your childhood experiences that now shows up in the way you parent your children. I am sure some of them are of good virtue and are important tools for the parenting journey, but we must not neglect the need to let go of the ones that are not healthy for us and our children; we need to let go of them so we can achieve our goal of raising well balanced children.
Prayer: God please grant me the wisdom to know the stuff from my past experiences that I have to do away with, teach me the right way to parent each child you have blessed me with in Jesus name!
You have been graced by God to raise your child well.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path” Proverbs 3:5-6