Friday, August 14, 2009

a quick thought...

I am reading the book The Remarkable Women of the Bible by Elizabeth George. Boy, is it good. I just love all of her books.
Anyway, in her book she writes... "Do you know that 50 percent of a child's character and personality development takes place by age three and 75 percent by the age of five?"

She also writes... "Parenthood is a partnership with God. You are not molding iron nor chiseling marble; you are working with the Creator of the universe in shaping human character and determining destiny!"

WOW!!!!

Some days can feel like a juggling act for me. Do this and do that. Get this and get that.
Juggle, juggle, juggle and try not to let any of the balls drop ---or in some cases a baby for that matter!=) lol

Reading this helps me remember that what I'm doing, even though it may seem trivial at times, REALLY does make a difference.

It's not really what I do, but more importantly how I do it that matters!

Wow...we as moms have such a high calling don't we?!?!?

Lord, will you grant me a passion for You and Your Word
that I may be a strong and godly example for my children to follow?





8 comments:

Melanie said...

Thanks Jenny, I REALLY needed that today! It has been a rough week here & I yearn for what you said in your prayer...to spend more time in the Word so I can be the example for my children that He wants me to be! And I like what you said about the "how" we do things that really matters...Lord, forgive me for being so grumpy with my kids!
Thanks Jenny! You are a GREAT mom & juggle everything with such grace, beauty & joy!

McGlaughlin Family said...

Thank you for the encourgement...I love her books! I have hd one of those weeks that I have been needed for a lot and I want so for my focus to be on my kids and how they see Jesus in me. Wish I would have met you when we lived in Charlotte...
Sweet Blessings~
Haley McGlaughlin

Dawn Massey said...

jenny~thank you so very much for sharing that. wow! what an encouragement it is! it has been a rough rough week for me as a mom. i have felt like my juggling act all but fell apart! oh~but i didn't drop the baby! you are doing a great job as a mommy to your four precious babies. thank you again!

Brandi said...

Thank you for the post today! I really needed to hear that! Your family is beautiful!!!!! Aren't babies such a blessing.

Annie said...

i am not a mom but your posts inspire me. i can't wait to be a momma ;)
you are just beautiful, i love that picture with you and two of your babies!
you have such an adorable family!

Terri said...

Look at your beautiful self! You are a wonderful mommy with precious children. I love having Corban in Sunday School... such a sweet young man. These are the exhausting years, but you are doing a great job! You exude the love of Christ. Blessings!

Brittany and Charlie said...

Tough at times but super rewarding!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Being a mom is a huge responsibility, but so rewarding! Great post. Cute picture of you with your babies!