Thankful {grace}

The other day, we went to story time at the library.  We were so excited to go.  We hadn't been in over a month.

Look at the excitement...

Five minutes into story time, we had to leave because Mr. Maxwell tested his limits.  

Look at the disappointment... 

Disciplining your children is hard work.  I don't like it, but I know it's necessary.

I'm so thankful for God's word that guides us as we make even the littlest parenting decisions.  Do any of us really know what we're doing when it comes to parenting?

Unfortunately, there are many times when I try to do parenting in my own strength.  That's when it really gets messy.

Despite all of my messiness and all of Max's messiness, God's grace will always be enough.  How can I not be thankful for that?

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We'll try story time again and hopefully Max will remember that one horrible ride home.

Linking up with Emily and Carina.



  1. Aww his face:( So grateful there are parents that discipline and work to teach their children! Alexis from http://reutherfamily.blogspot.com/

  2. Awe, poor Max & poor you! Thanks for sharing this today. This week & last has been such a workout in the area of discipline. I keep reminding myself that I need to set the example in how I discipline my son (who is 2) in regards to my tone of voice, actions, and consistency. But man, it is easy to say that but goodness I"m struggling from day to day with it. Thankful to be a believer, because I can ask God for wisdom.
    P.s. I stopped going to story time at the library because more often then not we had to leave early bc of discipline issues. I'll try again in a few weeks

  3. Aww. I feel ya. Completely. Hang in there!

    I did link up with you this week!

  4. Those times just stink, don't they? I'm so glad that the hard parenting moments are mixed in with so many beautiful moments, too!

  5. Oh girl, I know those moments. I hate them. Thanks for this reminder! (And I am always struck by how cute that boy is!)

  6. girl, i don't have a clue what i'm doing. just asking Him every day to show me the way! your post reminded me of a post that i wrote over a year ago when my daughter was barely three and we were struggling ... http://dustinandtara.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-sunday.html



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