My older sons are the best. I mean it! They are usual teen and tween- agers, and I get on to them about the usual things that mothers get on to their tween/teenagers about, but their hearts are so kind. They really teach me how to see other people sometimes. Sometimes I get irritated with people about this or that, and let that irritation cloud my opinion of that person. My boys can keep it separate- much like the "hate the sin, not the sinner" concept. Beyond that, they are so great to the little ones. I went out the other day to run some errands and was gone for a couple of hours... When I got home they were so excited to play with the babies- it just made my heart swell :) They could be aggravated because their lives have been changed by having the babies, but they don't see it that way..
They said at dinner the other night- "life is different with the babies, but a good different- not so boring :)" LOL!!! Well, they've got that right- definitely NOT boring ;)
Sometimes I'm not the best mom. I get short with the kids and don't treat them the way they deserve to be treated. They don't often even remember what I did or said when I apologize to them. They teach me about unconditional love.
I often say that they are my world, and they really are. I truly believe that God designed me to be mother and wife first and the other stuff is just extra. I am my happiest when I'm having a good time with my kids, and I feel the most accomplished when they accomplish something. I can't even put into words how grateful I am to have such wonderful kids.
This post is linked to Heavenly Homemaker for GratiTuesday.