Proud Parenting Moments.


Some smart philosopher once said,

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.”

Of all the lessons we teach our children, this is probably numero uno.  How we treat people comes up in conversation, in some shape or form, every day with my children {and usually between two siblings}.  I try to share Jesus with them, and how He walked out a life of being kind. 

As soon as John Henry got into the car the other day, he said, “Mom, there were some kids being mean to Hunter today.  So, I went and played with him.” 

Oh, how my heart leaped.  I could not have been more proud of my son.  I can’t imagine how our heavenly Father’s heart leaps every time we are kind to one of His children. 

It’s even greater than reading sight words in record time.

Later that evening, I told John Henry again how proud I was of him. 

“God is a good friend,” he responded.

I think he’s getting it. 

And, motherhood doesn’t get much better than that.

Share a moment when you were proud of your child being kind…..or just doing the right thing.

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4 responses to “Proud Parenting Moments.

  1. Brenda

    Alex was probably 7 or 8 and was at 1st Baptist one summer for Vacation Bible School. The only like Africian American boy in the class had spilled his pudding all over himself and all the kids were laughing at him. Alex got him some towels and took him to the bathroom and helped him get cleaned up and got him another pudding. When I went to pick him up, the teacher and Pastor said they needed to talk to me. My 1st thought (which it shouldn’t have been) was oh no, what did he do? THe pastor and teacher told me what happened and said they were so proud of him and knew his family and said that they were not surprised. I have always told my kids that what ever you do , remember that it not only reflects on them but also on God, their family, Grandparents, and school…and to always remember that. Tell JH we are so proud of him!

  2. Julie

    When Anna was in the 9th grade they had a new student that came from another country and couldn’t speak English. Anna felt so sorry for her and had no way to communicate with her. That night she got on the internet (we had just been online for a matter of weeks maybe) and found a site that would translate and Anna wrote her a letter welcoming her and telling her that she would help her any way she could and also how to go to this website so they could communicate. They became penpals write in the same classroom and school just because Anna took the time to do this. I’m sure it made a tremendous impact on this girls life!

  3. Well, can I brag on my Grandkids? Hard to remember the kids younger days too good. lol,
    Jessica & Jeffery always wait on Bruce and I, with coffee on a tray when they are ever around us! And I am always told by the people at Church Central, of how they are both have servants hearts! I have kind daughters too, very kind! Great BLOG, Dusty! JH is so sweet hearted, huh?

  4. Brenda

    Let JH know that even at age 17 in 12th grade, people still like you to be nice to them. I was talking to Alex tonight about today’s blog and what I said about him. He said well today during lunch the table behind him had 3 girls at it and spilled a large red Gatoraide all over the table and their lunches and Alex looked and saw what happened and didn’t say a word but got up and got a hand full of napkins and handed it to them. THey all said Thank You! “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6.

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