I have mothered some of my kids long enough that I am now actually harvesting some thanks. Many of them on the “decade delay” plan.   Hearing these expressions of gratitude is music to my ears!

Thank you, Mother, for making me practice.
Thank you, Mother, for teaching me to like vegetables.
Thank you, Mom, for telling me “no!” when I was a teenager.
Thank you for teaching me to do laundry.
Thanks, Mom, for not letting me hang out with __________.
Thanks for never letting me talk back to you.

Parenting takes years of intense, disciplined work.  Are you willing to invest whatever it takes to see God’s kingdom formed in your child?  

Never settle for being your child’s friend when he needs you to be his parent. When a tough stand for God, a tough no to rebellion and sin, or tough training needs to occur…remember, they’ll thank you later.

Photo courtesy of mvttley at http://www.sxc.hu


About frontlinemama

I am a mom who is passionate about equipping moms and parents to help their children through the challenging times we live in today.

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  1. Karen Price says:

    I really look forward to these weekly treasures. Thank you for sharing. We are listening and we are learning.

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