Friday, September 21, 2007

More Training

Baby G is starting to do better. She is taking her naps with almost no crying - YEAH! She isn't going more than 3 hours at night yet without waking up. I still cannot get her to go back to sleep without nursing. This is my fault for allowing her to fall into that pattern and because I took the easy route in the beginning and lost site of the future I am paying for it now. Training my children isn't easy on most occasions, it takes incredible patience, diligence, and consistency. But I know that if I train them now, I will reap great rewards later with well behaved children. Proverbs clearly states that we need to train our kids. When I am lazy in training them, I pay for it dearly later and what is worse is that I have done a huge disservice to them. So now, that I have trained my little one to sleep while nursing, I am her only way of falling asleep. I am now retraining her to sleep on her own but it is a longer, tougher road this time.

My goal is to train my kids to be productive responsible adults who love Jesus. I do this daily through my actions, words and attitudes. Being so tired all the time lately, I am finding myself having a harder time staying diligent. I want to just give in to them and let them have their way or be lazy. I am seeing how God is using my tiredness to cause me to lean into Him more for my strength. If I don't - I will break very soon. I am learning that when I feel like I just cannot do anymore, I need to call on the Lord to renew my strength. He is faithful, I know he is.

Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."


  1. what you posted is so true! i lose sight at times and get inconsistant, and BOY! do i ever pay for it later.:) been reading proverbs a lot lately and just love the daily grind advice i find there!! God is so good! i would love to link to your blog from mine, i reallly like it!!

  2. I love Proverbs and am finding that whenever I have a parenting question, chances are that I can find the answer in Proverbs.

    Absolutely link to my blog. :) I am honored that you like my blog so much. Thank you. I will read yours too. Nice to meet you.


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