Alma 26:27...Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success.Sometimes as a mother I find myself a little depressed or discouraged and I want to just go away and lock myself in my room or "turn back". But I have noticed that when I stop to ask Heavenly Father for help, He comforts me and I am able to "go amongst" my kids with more patience. When I lose my cool in those frustrating moments of kicking, screaming, pouting, begging, whining, and fighting it only adds fuel to the fire and we all end up mad. On the other hand, when I am patient, we have success in having a more happy family....Man, it sure is hard sometimes though!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Patience is something that I really struggle with. Sad to say, I usually find myself becoming impatient with those who I should be the most patient with...my kids. A few weeks ago, Eric taught a great Family Home Evening lesson about patience and how we really need to be patient with each other as a family. Here is a scripture from the Book of Mormon that he shared: