Friday, March 7, 2008

Wake-up Call -

Why is it that it's easy to pass on the junk to our children, but we have to work to pass on the good. Today I noticed how easy kids pick up on our faults.

Paige asked our local librarian, Cindy, if she could come one day a week and help shelve books. Cindy said Fridays from 4-5 would be good. Last week Paige had a school party so she wasn't able to go. So all this week she has been looking forward to her first day of "work". Before I picked up Paige from school I called Cindy to make sure today was still a go. Cindy had some things going on today and said that starting next week would be better. So when I picked up Paige, I had to break the news to her. Now we all know this, in the big scheme of things, is not a big deal. But, it felt very big to her. She was so disappointed. So, I tried to just tell her that she would get to go next week, but she was still extremely upset. She just sat there quiet for a few minutes and then she said something that broke me heart and scared the bejeezes out of me.

She said, "Mom, can we just go by and pick up something from Sonic."

Shut Up!! She has learned to use food for comfort from me. It made me sad and a little scared. I tried to explain that we can't look to things like that for comfort, she just nodded her head but I am not sure it got through. How easy do they do what we do. I am going to have to really be proactive in this area. Not only not allowing myself to find comfort in food, but retraining me and her about food. I am also going to have to spend some major time interceding and speaking life over this area of both of our lives. Paige is so beautiful and full of life. I would hate to see my shortcoming cause her to miss out on one second of the glorious life God has for her.

I believe God is calling me to deal with this issue once and for all. And apparently one of the biggest tools he is using is my ten year old daughter. Pray for us!!

3 comments:

Cyndi said...

Broken in Jesus name. I pray that you and Paige will put food in its right place, under your feet and food is defeated.
love you guys

High in Demand said...

Yes, I do agree that this is an issue that needs to be taken care of. It's not impossible to over come this! You are more than an over comer!

But, I want to say to you that you don't just pass junk off to your kids. You have passed, are passing, and going to continue to pass things on to all five of your beautiful girls that will shape them and mold them into what looks like Jesus. You are such a great Mom, Wife and Friend and lover of Jesus. You have so much to offer your daughters. Be encouraged today of how well you're doing!

Ashlee said...

I agree with Brandi!

I'm working on this too. I've noticed a little that Lydianna wants a snack when she is bored so I've been trying to teach her good habits and making myself follow them as well. It can really be a struggle!