Thursday, October 8, 2015

"Poor" Firstborn!

Sometimes I feel sorry for my firstborn.  I had no clue what I was doing when we had her.   I mean, I had the theories, and I had Scripture, but putting it all into reality is different.  I was tough on her,  and I expected a lot.

Now that I have my Second-Born in highschool, and the Little One in elementary, I realize all that I did not know before, that I learned with the first one.   Geometry and algebra are easier now,  there are no tears of frustration this time!

So, sometimes I am tempted to feel guilty about my ignorance.  Then I look at the great young woman that my Firstborn is, and I realize a few things.  One of them is this, love does cover a multitude of sins.  Where I failed, the grace of God took over.  I believe that God saw my heart, and my desire to please Him, by raising her right.  He has done a great work, and I know that He can and will use her for His glory, in spite of me and my failings.


  1. Girl I am so with this train of thought. I struggled being from a family that was heathen to the tenth degree. I didn't know what I was doing and being newly saved I was still trying to figure out how to make me a good person let along train my son. I have since apologized to him. We were here on the mission field when he was 7 and he went through a lot as we struggle through 10 years of loneliness and trying just to hang on. He's all grown now and I'm so thankful for the grace of God. He did what I couldn't and didn't know how to. Anyhow, glad you daughter is such a delight, I'm sure you did much more right than you know.

  2. Thanks! I know that God knows our hearts, and our limitations. Just another manifestation of his grace!