"We moms are generally privvy to our children’s worst attitudes and moments, and as we seek to train them in righteousness, it can feel discouraging to encounter the same sins, bad attitudes, and failings again and again. Some days it can feel like we’re making no headway, so why bother even trying?
The fact is that God is at work in our children, and He gives us glimpses of this all the time (if we’re looking for this).
Let’s be mothers who capture the God-moments in the lives of our young children, praising God for them and storing them like snapshots in our hearts that we can pull out to encourage us when the times get tough (because of course they will!)."
~Susan Arico at Souls in the Sandbox