I’m so happy to see Tasha walks towards me at home, words can’t describe the feeling of joy and love I have towards the little girl. As she continues to grow, I started to slowly see some of her new personality. The fact that she don’t like being scolded or yelled at, and always crave attention. I guess all little girls behave that way when they are young. I can’t remember mine so well. All I knew was my household used to be quite noisy with a lot of quarrels in the house, and I used to be a happy and smiley girl that always greeted my mom’s friends whenever I see them.
I’m a bit fearful as Tasha continues to grow and the thought of whether I will be able to properly bring her up in the ways of the Lord. She’s a great child, and she longs to pleased us in whatever she do, always craving praises, smiles and attention from us. However she has also started to show her ugly self when she demands for something that was not given to her, or the time when she hits the people around her if she can’t get the things she wants etc.
I’m worried I just don’t have the patient or the wisdom to handle her as she grows. There’s no right parenting for any adult, I believe we all tried our best for our child’s sake. So I seek the Lord, and the Lord answered me by saying to set a good Godly example to her. So that’s rather easy right? God has set forth the instructions in His book (the Bible) of course and informed us that….
‘Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.’ – Proverbs 13:24
‘The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.’ Proverbs 29:15
Of course these are only 2 of the more useful instructions from the Bible, there are so many more for us parents to live by. When I brought Tasha home, I knew deep down that there will be heartaches, worries, dilemma and a lot of other issues that I have to deal with but I am willing to go through all that in the future because of my love towards her.