Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Do over?

It's been one of those days that I wish I could live over again...

Instead of defending myself, I should have held her.

Instead of holding on to my agenda, I should have made the time.

Instead of lecturing, I should have instructed with gentleness.

Instead of responding to my disappointment, I should have opened up.

I can't live this day again, but I can ask for forgiveness.

I can call out for wisdom.

I can tuck her in with a goodnight kiss.

I can know that in these tough days we are both growing up.

I can thank God for another day.

It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His tender compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
-Lamentations 3:22-23


jennie said...


Michelle said...

Powerful words, Monica!

Amy K said...

I have days like this too. I'm always amazed at how forgiving kids are.