Monday, September 13, 2010
Children are wonderful gifts. They are a lot of fun, full of life and energy. But have you noticed that they mimic pretty much everything you do? From the way you talk to the way you hold something. Sometimes it is in play but sometimes I think that they don't even know they are doing it, and neither do we. I started watching my oldest daughter today, and she even at 10 years old mimics me. So if that is the case I want her to give her something positive to mimic.
I want her to mimic my relationship with Jesus. I want her to see that in me. I want all of my children and my husband to see that in me. I want her to see that I am human and that even though I might fail at times, I will always get back up and start or try again until I get it right. It might take me a while to get there But I will do it. I want her to see in me that this journey to get healthy is not just for me but for her and her sister and brother as well. Because they don't just mimic all of our positive traits. Unfortunately they pick up the bad ones too. Such as our bad eating habits, or foul language if it is used around them and various other things that aren't healthy.
So, that is when I realized this evening, (In my shower) that I still have to live my life in front of my children. I have to be real with them. They have to see the consequences to mine and others actions. Because I want to give them something worth mimicking.