Mommy Blog:

The other day, my 4 year old and I were driving to my sisters as I had an appointment. I was feeling a bit pressed for time and I was concerned I might be late. Due to construction in the lane I was in, I needed to switch lanes fast. I signaled to move over however a big black dodge coming up behind in the partnering lane would not let me in. And now in that moment I was just about stopped because I had only one way to go and that was to that lane. As the big black dodge passed by, I said," Thanks a lot you jerk."
Yep. Came right out of my mouth, just like that.
My son interjected at this point saying, "Mom! Don't say that word! That's a bad word!"...and it gets better...
In my "wisdom", I actually tried to defend myself! (insert a good laugh here)
I stuttered and tripped over my tongue for a minute before I realized what I was doing. Laughing at myself, I quickly stopped my tongue tripping and stuttering, and said, "Son, you are right. It is not a nice word, and I should not say it. I'm sorry," to which he was quick to accept my apology.
I was immediately convicted, knowing that my reaction was neither godly, nor right. I was keenly aware through this reminding experience, that I was setting a terrible example. This was not Christlike in any way! It was a humbling blessing to have my 4 year old there to remind me and I am grateful he has learned well what is the wrong reaction, and what the right one looks like. Mommy I

This Week's Verse

  • But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

  • 1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV

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