5.02.2008

Family

"Be there for your children. Sit on the bed and enjoy the late-night talks -- try to stay awake! Pray for the Lord to inspire you. Forgive often. Choose your battles. Testify frequently of Jesus Christ and of His goodness and of the Restoration. And most of all, let them know of your trust in the Lord." ~Bonnie D. Parkin

Oh, how I love this quote. Why? Because it's all true. It's full of good advice: prayer, forgiveness, choosing your battles. I especially loved her comment about trying to stay awake. For us, some of the best communication we had with our children came when the lights were out and they were sitting on the end of our bed [and we were trying to keep our eyes open].

The most important? That your children know that you trust in the Lord.

Try it out. You'll find that it works.

7 comments:

Stina said...

Such a good reminder. I love that quote too. Sorry I cant write more. Jac is on my lap and likes to lean forward and grab my fingers and try to gnaw on them. little stinker.

tara said...

awww jan. that is a wonderful quote. i just love it. thanks:)

MiaKatia said...

Thanks for the encouragement Jan. Sometimes the quotes you post remind me that I can do this and that I am doing ok!

Jori said...

I am printing that one. I am always so impatient at night. I want Kaitlin to jump in bed so I can go do other stuff. I have to say when I mellow out and just sit and talk she really says some cute stuff and it's a sweet time.

100 Percent Cottam said...

great quote and thoughts, per usual!

Kristi said...

Holy crap, I so needed this quote. More than you know. Thank you for reminding me how to be a good mom--love that quote and am saving it!

hoLLy said...

those night talks in bed with the kids are golden. thats when aubrey really opens up and tell me stuff about her day. sometimes i lay down with each of them for a few minutes just to talk to them individually.