Tuesday, October 23, 2007

First Steps!

Baby G took her first steps today! She just forgot to hold onto the table while she was moving toward a chair that was a bit further away than normal. I don't think she even realized what she was doing but it was still two very firm and steady steps. I know it is just a matter of time before she will be running around on her own. I love watching her as she discovers new things she can do. She has figured out how to pull herself up onto our futon and she already figured out how to plow through obstacles that are in her way. I know that I have my hands full with her. Training her has proved to be more challenging than with my other three. However, I am very much up to the challenge. I have to be, I am Mommy, and it is my job to make sure that she is trained up to be the women God has created her to become.

My prayer daily is that God will give the wisdom I need to face whatever challenging behavior she displays. The Word says that we are all born with a sinful nature and until you have little ones, you can find it herd to fathom that something as innocent as a little baby could possibly be born with a sinful nature. But, Gianina more than my other munchkins is showing me that yes event he youngest of babies is already sinful. She was throwing tantrums by 6 months! She has yet to get her way with a tantrum but she will still try sometimes to throw herself on the floor and see if it will get her what she wants. Her actions are always met with correction and I know that with consistency, she will learn. She also knows how to test "No." She does daily. She will touch something once more just to see if I was serious. And of course I am serious so, correction again. Again, I am reminded of how sinful we really are. The others also have their not so shining moments where I am reminded of our sin. As a mommy, I am always looking for the answer to the next attitude problem, wondering if I really am cut out to do this job. But then I go to my favorite parenting manual the Bible and search desperately for the answer. I also go to No Greater Joy and search for answers there. They have an abundance of information that is all pulled from God’s Word. Still there are those moments when I wonder - do I really know what I am doing? The answer is no I don’t but God does. Thankfully because I am sure my work is cut out for me once Baby G figures out how to take more than just two steps.

Proverbs 20:11
“Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.”

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

Proverbs 22:15
“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”

Proverbs 23:12
“Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.”


  1. thanks for the reminder. i needed to hear the encouragement to NOT give in to them when they are whining for their way. ahh, consistency. it's a beautiful, yet difficult, thing. on days like today where i am feeling in the dump, it was a good reminder to hear again that God is the faithful parent! HE can do this job through me! "His strength is made perfect in weakness."

  2. Your welcome. It is hard to not give in. Especially when the mommy is sleep deprived. :)But that is why God is faithful to help us along.


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