Sunday, September 09, 2007

Mini Me

My bike has a flat tire,

My scooter's too small,

Spencer's scooter is too big


My poor almost-8-year-old Special K. She's such a beautiful girl...but oh there are moments when it's hard for her tolerate us mere mortals who just.test.her.patience.

Sometimes I just look at her and want to apologize for passing my nature down to her. She's so much like me... and when I see her struggle with things like contentment and pride, I just hate it for her.

It's great that she loves reading, and that she is so creative, she plans amazing projects, writes great stories, and that she knows exactly what everybody needs...

But oh how I wish that she wasn't my mini-me in every single way. I want her to learn sooner than I that it's not what others think about you, it's not about what you have, it's not how you look, but it's about serving our incredible God.

Discovering the difference between the things we want and the things we need seems to be an ongoing struggle for the two of us. Just yesterday I was wandering through Home Depot with Jason, listing to myself how many things in my house I would like to change, and how sad I was that I can't afford to change them.

My closet's too small,

My couch is too old,

I don't like the color of paint in my family room,


ugh. well, my little k,

maybe we'll learn that lesson together

Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can't take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
1 Timothy 6:6-8


Jenn said...

OH MY- we may be twins. I felt like I was reading about myself!!

I so want my boys not to have to go through the hurts and trials I endured - but at the same time - God used them to grow me. I constantly pray that they will be "Men after God's own heart" and that they will listen to the Holy Spirit when making any decision in life. But they are sinners,(just like all the rest of us) so I want to give them the keys (scripture) to use to pick themselves back up and get back on track again. This kid thing can be a little scary sometimes -huh?

His Girl said...

See? I told you! What a cool find you are, Miss Jenn :)