Gentleness Challenge ~ Little Eyes & Little Hearts

It is a mighty challenge to never forget that my girls are watching me, listening to me, and imitating some part of who I am every day. Before I became a Mommy and we hoped to adopt, I foolishly thought that I would look into the face of my child and never see myself.

Ha! Then I actually became a mother! I specifically remember the day I ate those words. Lauren Grace was a toddler and we were down on the floor face to face and although today I don’t recall exactly what she had to say or the particular expression on her face, I DO vividly recall how stunned I was as I stared at her in awe…I was looking into the face of my child and I couldn’t believe it! I saw “me”!

My son (my daughter), give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
~Proverbs 23:26















Naturally, don’t we all pray that there are good characteristics and habits our children will “catch”? But, for all the bad things they catch from me…I pray they learn how to quickly say “I’m sorry. I was wrong. Will you, please, forgive me? Jesus is still working on me, too.”

My son (my daughter), give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
~Proverbs 23:26

Walking with Jesus…and
Growing in grace,


8 thoughts on “Gentleness Challenge ~ Little Eyes & Little Hearts

  1. You have a lot of eyes watching! What beautiful pictures of your girls. It is so nice to hear how intentional you are with your family. I see myself in my daughter (through adoption) as well. Those moments are sweet.

    • Hi there! I enjoy your blog!:). And I love the title, Barren to Bonkers! Lol! Perfect description, for sure! I can soooo relate. We always had a houseful fostering and when our family grew through those years twice we adopted 3 at a time! Thank you for stopping by! Hope you become a regular! ~Melissa

  2. Oh how right you are. It is not always fun to see us in our children, but praise God for the opportunity to guide them! On the other hand it is pure joy and thanksgiving when we catch a glimpse of the positive. Enjoyed this!

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