Monday, November 09, 2009

No Trade Backs

Your Turn: Okay, be honest. Have you ever thought it would be nice to trade your kids in for "better" models? Though you know it is impossible to do, have you ever just wished you could swap out your kids for some others who seem "perfect" to you?
Let's examine the Truth. Do you believe God knew what He was doing when He created your children? Read Psalm 139:13-14, inserting your children's names at the appropriate places. Do you believe His works are wonderful?
Spend time praying for each of your children. Think about each one individually. What makes him/her special? Praise God for His wonderful works and for creating your child perfectly.

BTW - This isn't in the book, but that night I ended up going to the store and buying cookies. Some days are like that! *sigh*

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Anonymous said...

"God has already created the best situation right here"...LOVE this sentence from your post today!! I will use this as my mantra during those stressful times!!

THANK YOU, Karen!!
Patricia nyc

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, great post my friend!

Amanda said...

SO glad I have this book!!! :)

Loving you-

kreed said...

My husband and I always joke that the warranty has expired on our kids. And I often have to remind my daughter that she doesn't have the receipt to trade me in for another mom. So I guess we are all stuck with each other!

Angie Muresan said...

Hahahaha! I love this one Karen! I wouldn't say I've ever wanted to trade them in, but there are times when they certainly try out my patience to its limits.
I've had a crazy day. What a relief to come home, check in here, and feel renewed. God bless you, Karen.

Angie Muresan said...

Oh, I forgot to say, I placed your books on my Christmas list. Hope hubby is buying them, cause he knows how much I look forward to reading them!!!

Edie said...

Honestly, I struggle with this one.

I hope you bought the best cookies available! :)

km said...

I remember reading that chapter. It's a good reminder for me this week. I didn't know that a birthday last weekend could unravel our entire week. Somehow new LEGOs have stolen what little focus my boys had. And the one that didn't get a new DS spent ALL DAY Monday moping.

I try to capture memories of my kids being good so I have thoughts to pull from when I wish I could have a trade back.