For me on those days when I struggle to keep my cool.
For me when I find myself yelling.
For me when I am being lazy.
Today I choose to be purposeful.
Today I will listen to each child.
Today I will listen to what is important to them.
Today I will pray and ask God for patience instead of retreating when I've had it up to here.
I will not yell... I will respond with kind words.
I will not bark demeaning words... I will build them up.
I will not ignore their words... I will listen, and really hear them.
I will show them that they matter to me.
I will show them that they are loved.
I will be the mom that they need me to be.