Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Little Imitator

Abby is only six months old, but she's already beginning to imitate her mother.  She prefers to type on my laptop and grabs the remote and the wireless mouse to use.  It can be quite frustrating as I give her the toys she's supposed to play with and she chooses to use my "toys."   She attempts to make the same silly noises I do when I'm playing with her.  She's already imitating me and it's a frightening realization. 

What am I teaching her at this young age?  Are my attitudes, my habits, and my verbal responses ones I want her to imitate?   Do I have reason to be embarrassed to have a daughter follow in my footsteps?

It's a challenge to be purposeful in my parenting.  I posses the proper ingredients to be a godly parent, as found in God's Word. Am I using each of them in daily living?


  1. Wise words to ponder. You'll be asking yourself these things all the time. How rich His grace is to give us the wisdom we need to train up these precious souls for His glory.

    One day, your dear daughter will extend you grace beyond belief, and that's something that amazes me every day. Grace from my children... who know what a sinner their mother is and love me anyway. :)

    I do wish I had your wisdom when I first became a mother. You're redeeming the time, and it's a beautiful thing!

  2. Thank you for your kind comments, Trisha. I have so much to learn about being a parent. I'm trying hard to follow my Father's example.


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