Patience is not my strong suit.
Compassion, I do pretty well, loyalty and integrity seem to be qualities I possess… but patience is a struggle.
So how then do I be a good, kind, mom to two toddlers and a baby… when I’m impatient?
Throw in a baby that is sleep regressing, and my impatient gets pretty bad!
My little 3 year old is regressing in her potty training and this mama…. lost ALL her patience today.
I yelled at this cute little girl and took her new doll into “toy jail.”
My patience was gone and my poor little 3 year old was the victim.
And then you know what happened after I lost my marbles ??
I felt terrible.
I went to my 3 year old and told her I was so sorry I yelled at her, embarrassed her, and hurt her feelings.
And you know what that 3 year old did ?
She ran up to me and gave me a big hug and a kiss. It melted my mama heart.
Guess who has the best patience ?
My little ones.
They are patient with me learning the ropes as a mom to three littles, and they are patient when I’m short with them and hurt their feelings.
Kids can teach us so much.
Every night I pray to the Lord to bless me with more patience.
And right in front of my eyes, the Lord puts my own children as examples and reminds me how to be patient.
I can’t promise I’ll be a patient mom after this incident.
My weakness has always been impatience.
However, I can tell you I will work harder at not yelling, not getting so quick to get upset … I’ll look to my kids and try to be patient like they are with me.
Bless these little ones who help us with our worst qualities.
From one impatient mom that is trying to recover!