While there have been some major battle of wills, there have also been so many sweet moments. Sadly though, it’s easy for me to dwell on the bad attitudes and forget about how sweet this boy is. Which is why I love taking pictures. On the tough days, it helps me to have a visual reminder.
This boy can be crazy, loud, and a tad bit too rough at times. But he is also gentle, fearless, and so loving. He views everyone as a potential friend, even strangers in the grocery store. And can melt my heart with his servant’s heart. On several occasions, while I’m getting his brother up for the day, he has gotten breakfast ready for all of us.
Yet, I’m reminded daily that we all have sin in our hearts, we are not innately good people. The tantrums (again, by both boy and momma) are caused by the sin nature we are all born with. And there’s nothing like a toddler to remind me just how sinful I am. Yet, by God’s crazy grace, He made a way for me to be rescued. And it is our job as Christians to share and portray God’s love for those who don’t know.