Thankful for Grace

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This girl is growing up so quickly.  She is beautiful on the inside and out.  I can’t believe she will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.  I almost cried this morning at the thought of her eating her lunch at school like a big girl.
BROOKE1.jpgOh my…she has grown so much.  The photo on the left is from October 2013.  Her little baby cheeks are gone!

brooke2.jpgI have said this before, but she is my child that I struggle with the most….only because she is just like me.  She’s my first…the poor child that I have been “learning” on for almost six years.  I have messed up countless times….and she is still the sweetest little girl with such a tender heart.  That’s only by God’s grace.  It’s my duty to be the most Christlike mother I can be to her, and I have to admit I have failed repeatedly.  I’m so thankful for HIS forgiveness.  I’m thankful for the comforting fact that as many times as I “mess up”, she is HIS child…made perfectly by Him.  He has such a perfect plan for her.  I can’t , and shouldn’t try to mold her into someone I want her to be…my job is need to point her to God and show her to be more like Him.

brooke3.jpgI need to remind her that she is God loves her, and that she is wonderfully and perfectly made by Him.  I need to teach her love, humility, forgiveness and patience through my actions.
IMG_1868Thanking God this morning for his wonderful gifts to me, by allowing me to be a mother to these sweet children.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.  LIke arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.  Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!  He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” -Psalm 127:3-5

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