Saturday, February 18, 2012

Snapshots of the Heart ~ Perseverance

A little show of hands from you Moms who have experienced/endured this:

Yep.  Me, too.

While my kids need no encouragement in their perseverance to get my attention, there are still areas of their sweet little lives that need a shot of stamina.  A commitment to endure.  A tenacity to see things through.

It is our human nature to throw in the towel when faced with challenges and my kids are no different.  Sometimes growing up, establishing good habits and learning new skills is overwhelming.  Sometimes we need someone to cheer us on.

As a mom, I find myself filling that role of cheerleader on a daily basis.

"You can do it!  Finish that job 100%!"

"Go team!  Let's get into the van with our shoes on but without any tears!"

"A-W-E-S-O-M-E!  Awesome, Awesome is what you are!
Please get a chore from the Bummer Jar!"

"D! D! Defense!  Don't go on the defense!
Just hang up your backpack!"

There are many, many areas of life in which I am hoping and praying that my children will persevere.

I know that my daughter can stop sucking her thumb.

I know that my baby can head to nap-time without daily going head-to-head with her Mommy.

I know that my boy can stay focused long enough to put allll the dishes away.

I know that my big girl can use a respectful tone of voice.  Even when she's frustrated.

I know that my daughter is going to be a great reader.

I know that my baby is going to be a great toy-putter-awayer.

I know that my boy is going to find his niche.

I know that my big girl is going to get her back hand-spring.

So many challenges to face.
So many opportunities to cheer.
So many choices to persevere.

"Go Team, Go!"

"Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, 
and help them especially to run with 
perseverance the race marked out for them."  
Hebrews 12:1


  1. Amazing ! Motherhood must be a joy ! Fatherhood pays the bills ! Grandfatherhood is further amazed and greatgrandfatherhood is beyond wonder.

  2. Sounds to me like you need a bit of cheering yourself...a cheerleader in your corner, but you are an amazing cheerleader for your children. They are lucky!


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