And Still…A Proud Momma

And Still…A Proud Momma

You’ve heard the verse: …train them up in the way they should go and they will not depart from it. Recently, this scripture took on new meaning for me and caused me to pause and revel at the truth of its words.

My son came to me–without my help–and openly shared something that he’d been hiding from me. He knew that my knowledge of this thing would certainly result in a harsh and swift punishment for him. Still, he came to me and told me.

At first, I was livid!! Then I was angry!! And in the end, I was disappointed. I knew he had so much more potential than he gave himself credit for. I was beginning to feel as though I’d failed him.

But then Truth spoke and reminded me of a few things…

While I had the right to be disappointed, I was missing out on a more splendid truth: my son came to me, knowing he’d have to pay the consequence. And still, he chose to do the right thing simply because it was the right thing to do!When I meditated on that simple fact, my disappointment melted and all that remained was a profound sense of pride. My little boy is becoming a young man of integrity and character–a young man who can put some adult men to shame. And I couldn’t be more proud to be his mother.

In the wake of disappointment, we must remember there is always a silver lining worth celebrating. Children are human. Like us, they’re not perfect and they make mistakes. We owe it to them to see beyond their faults and celebrate the power of the word at work in them.

So, I told Master Obi MalcolmWan Kenobi that I was proud of him for being a young man of integrity and character. I told him that it was an honor to be his Mom and the time had come for him to stop beating himself up about his mistake {because like us, children condemn themselves} and take action to correct it. He’s still on punishment and I still feel a tinge of disappointment; but I’m more proud of him now than I ever have been.

Funny how truth changes your perspective, don’t ya think?

Thanks for visiting,

Selena

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