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”!
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.