The Yogurt Episode

  1. I love this Courtney! So true! Something similar happened to me yesterday, I hate myself afterwards when I yell at the kids for accidents. This is such a great reminder. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you, Cindy! I've never really thought of myself as a "yeller". But, then things like this happen and I'm pretty sure I need to reconsider my label of myself. Definitely an area in my life that needs to be worked on 🙂 I'm glad I'm not alone!

  2. Beautifully written! It takes a lot of patience to be a mom. I'm always working on mine!

  3. Poe Kitten says:

    Yes. I'm just now realizing that I'm a yeller. I don't want to tell at my 15 month old! I'm having to be very intentional about how I say things. It's amazingly humbling.

  4. AWESOME post! I needed to hear this today! Thanks for your honesty 🙂

  5. i love this! so honest, real, and true. so filled with the fruit of the Spirit!!!


  6. Carrington says:

    I'm so very glad that you posted this! This happens to us more often than I'd like to admit, and I'm not a yeller. It is a very humbling thing to admit your shortcomings to your child, but you have done a beautiful job with this story and lesson. This blog really made my heart smile!

  7. MeganB. says:

    Wow. Thank you for being so open Courtney. Thank you for sharing those verses. Sometimes God can teach us things that on our own are certainty just plain hard. But he pulls us through.

    I know for me on days when I am drained and tired I have been short and stressed sounding toward my babe when she is gearing toward the fussy mode or when she just wants to be hyper and play. Lol… I have stop. Breathe. And smile. And if I can't smile, I just breathe. Lol… and ask her to forgive mommy. I know by that gracious smile that she does. So we play.

    I felt yesterday God was telling me "what are you teaching your daughter? What are you allowing me to teach you?" Spending time in his word so he can teach us as his daughter and as our babies mommies is so important. so I spur you on in that.

    Thanks for being a God fearing Christian woman, wife and mama. You are inspiring to others alike. =) ☆

    • I think it's great to pull everyday comparisons into my personal relationship with Jesus. When I think about how I'm speaking to others, I think about how He would speak to me. When I think about how I'm feeling when I'm serving others, I stop and think about how He would serve me.

      Instant perspective change 🙂

  8. What a great post. I know I am guilty of losing my cool over somthing silly. I always remind myself that it isnt the end of the world and just move on.

  9. Tricia Regar says:

    GREAT post. Sounds oh-so-familiar. 🙂

  10. Candace says:

    Such a good post! I have definitely found myself losing my cool when H decides to paint her yogurt all over herself while sis is melting down. I'm learning to take a deep breath and say a quick prayer before I react… SUCH a hard dicipline to learn. I'm also learning that she repeats EVERYTHING I do and say when I'm frustrated… Like sighing and even my tone of voice! So humbling to have little eyes always watching.

  11. Tausha says:

    This was beautiful!!!

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