Friday, April 11, 2014

Mom Fail? Nope.

had my first "I'm not doing enough, what if my kid gets behind?" moment the other day.

It actually knocked the wind out of me. 

It was over a really simple small motor skill that I was surprised Nicolas couldn't figure out. 

I went to bed thinking about it and got up the next day determined to help him master the skill w an activity I made for him. 

Basically I realized the next day what a freak I was being. 

Here I am an "expert" in Early Childhood Development/Education.

I should know better. 

One if my dearest friends posts this quote on Facebook and the timing could not have been more perfect. 

I really need to relax and just enjoy EVERY little moment, it's not a race and all kids develop and grow at their own pace. 

And I really do know better. 

I just forgot for a minute. 

I'm so thankful for my "mommy tribe" who seem to know when I need to hear the exact right thing. 

Oh. And he did end up mastering the motor skill. As evidenced here. 

(But that's not really the point if this post)


JoyBelle said...

Bravo, Mom! I need this reminder too. We homeschool and it's so hard to not feel pressure from other moms about where the kids are at in their schoolwork because as the educator we are solely responsible for what they're exposed to daily. It's such a heavy responsibility, their education is, that it's hard to not compare and try to race subjects. I want my kids to absorb information, not memorize, recite and then forget. Thanks for the reminder! They WILL get it... in their own time. :-)

Meg said...

i'm loving your new headline! nice work, Adam!

Steve Finnell said...


Is it possible to seek God? Calvinists teach that none seek God. They believe God selects all who will be saved, making it an impossibility to seek HIM. Man-made doctrines are always contrary to Scripture. God's word is always, the last word.

Acts 15:15-17 With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written, 16 After theses things I will return, And I will rebuild the tabernacle of David which has fallen, And I will restore it, 17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,

Prophets of God agree that all mankind may seek the Lord; a sharp contrast to Calvinistic teaching.

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, "There is no God."

The wicked can seek God, however, they choose not to. Pride destroys the desire to seek God.

Acts 17:26-27 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

Mankind is to seek God. He is there for whoever is willing to find Him.

Psalm 53:1-2 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God.".....2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks God,

If God selects men to be saved against their will, He would not have to look down to see who seeks Him.

Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

God says diligently seek Him. Calvinists proclaim that no man can seek God. Who do you believe?

2 Chronicles 19:3 But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."

Men need to prepare their hearts to seek God.

Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

The writer of the Psalms says God will not forsake those who seek God. Those who preach, the John Calvin view of predestination, strongly disagree.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom......

Jesus says seek God's kingdom. John Calvin says men cannot seek God.

Hebrews 11:6 ....for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

God rewards those who seek Him.


(All Scripture quotes from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


Clandestine Road said...

I love this.

Tracy said...

Oh MOM!! His just too darn cute!! And look at CoCo, how is he doing with his new brother? Looks like love!

Forgetfulone said...

You have not failed him in any way and you won't. You're a great mom!