Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A lesson learned...
I had to seriously repent over this because I expected Leon to be what only God could be to our precious daughter. A Perfect Daddy.
God revealed this to me one tiring morning of only three hours of sleep pretty much. As I opened my Mothers devotional "A mom after God's own heart" By Elisabeth George. When I came across the chapter "No one's perfect" That word right there convicted me itself. This chapter renewed my mind once again when she talked about perfection.
"When God looks at your life- He doesn't look for perfection." -Elizabeth George.
We all know that there is no perfect man on this earth. Not one! Romans 3:10 So, why was I pushing on Leon to be a better and more involved dad? I guess maybe my past might have something to do with it. I've always wanted my dad to be more involved in my life. It seemed the more I got older the less he was there. And it brought much insecurity to my life. I guess I just didn't want Evelynne to experience that kind of loneliness. But I know without a doubt that if Leon and I continue to teach our children to seek God's love before ours, to pursue God before us, to love God before us, and to receive from God before us. Than without a doubt she wont feel that loneliness. Leon and I are not perfect parents. And we admit we never will be. And I will never expect Leon to be again.
I've realized that apart of being a good mom is being a good helper to my daughters dad as well. To encourage him as he serves his role as spiritual head in our marriage and family. =)
Now that I no longer look for perfection in my husband as a dad. I see how good with her he really is. And quite adorable actually. <3
My favorite Daddy quotes so far that Leon has made:
"Why doesn't she just be quiet when I tell her too!"
"When do you think she'll start to act more human?"
"I can't wait until the crying stops! That will be soon right?" (Mom's should I just tell him now?)
And my personal favorite!
"It's okay sweet Evelynne, Daddy's here!"