Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's a girl thing

Caitlin is now almost 16 months. She is stubborn, loves food more than any child I have ever seen and typical of most girls, she is emotional. Almost every situation ends in a screaming and crying...see the tear above? At times such tears are justified and other she is a great actress.

When I am discouraged, I often find myself thinking, why can't she be like Carson and then I remember that Carson is the way he is partly due to age (it helps big time when they can actually talk) but the other important part is that we are raising him {hopefully} to become a Christ-like child and have already invest more time into him.

This week I had an ah-ha moment and realized that instead of comparing the two children (soon to be three) that I have because they are and will always be individuals. Diversity is important, just as the role of mother and father are different, they are that way for a reason. Perhaps Caitlin's emotional side will help her to be more sensitive to others. However, it is not up to me to decide this.

As a mother my job is to teach them, nurture them, love them and guide them through this life...and that is just what I will do!

1 comment:

Tyler and Lisa said...

I love this post because it's so true! All of us are unique in our own way. Levi and Kai are very different in a lot of ways and I have to remind myself that I can't compare them to each other since they are going to be different. I just have to hope they will no matter what grow to be wonderful men someday!