Patience  has been on my heart lately. Or at least having more of it. I have to admit I’ve been falling short. Sean’s been ill with a cold that turned double ear infection, and Samantha’s potty training has been going up and down. It’s hard being cooped up in the house with a sad, pitiful baby and a toddler who looks you in the eye telling you she doesn’t have to pee, and then five seconds later there’s a puddle on the floor. Patience is the act of calm, kind direction and encouragement to both my children even during the most inconvenient of times. Patience is NOT me showing my frustrations to my kids or giving them the silent treatment. I keep reminding myself that I need to be their rock. They look to me during the good and difficult times. I’m the example and play a huge part in who they become. Love is Patient… and I haven’t been doing a good job at showing that kind of love lately. Thankfully those sweet babies love me and whether they realize it or not, are patient with me. They always let me start over and welcome me back with open arms…those sweet kids. Pray for me friends. Pray I can be the kind of loving patient mother God calls me to be.

Taking a little day trip to Santana Row. Samantha got a mini chess lesson from a sweet man who was chatting with us on this lovely day.

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5 Responses to Checkmate

  1. marie says:

    It’s never easy looking after 2 very young kids. You’re a great mum for looking after them 24/7! I need to learn how to be more patient too, I lose my cool too easily sometimes. Anw the big chess set looks fun! :)

  2. Aubri says:

    Such a good reminder for all of us moms!! Thanks!

  3. Leilani says:

    I struggle with this all the time. Today was a good day. Tomorrow may not be. But the awesome thing is our kids are resilient and love us unconditionally. All we can do is try our best. I will pray for you, friend!

  4. amanda rose says:

    Patience really is a virtue. At least you get to “exercise” it daily. Keep it in shape.

  5. Alexa says:

    Ugh I am right there with you Sarah. The potty training is SO hard! But just so you know, you’re not alone.

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