Friday, July 24, 2009

Every Momma's Dream

We are observing that our son, Tucker, is a "natural-born" leader. He is an initiator (only for now it usually gets him in trouble). He typically receives much admonishment from us about being bossy, though we trust that one day that will turn into a gentle guiding of others into doing what's right. At least we pray so, and that's what we're aiming to accomplish in our training and discipline of our son.

This week, he's endured a lot of time in the "discipline spot" for helping himself to things without permission, for not appreciating his boundaries as a 4 year old and, instead acting as if he's in charge. We've talked a lot about this especially this week.

This morning, he brought his medicine to me in bed so I could give it to him (something he's learned to do rather than helping himself to his, I'm not kidding), and told me he had a surprise for me out in the hallway. He couldn't wait for me to get out of bed to see it. I was thinking it was probably a lego tower of some sort or that he had brought his bowl of cereal upstairs to eat in the hallway (another thing he has done that he's not allowed to do).

Instead, I came out to the hallway to see nothing. That's right. Nothing. Tucker had taken all the dirty laundry from bath night the night before downstairs to our laundry room all by himself without being asked! Well, you can imagine my delight. I praised and thanked him and told him how blessed I was by his servant's heart to bless his momma. His smile could have lit up a room.


Marie said...

How precious and what a blessing!!!!!

Zoanna said...

Aww, what a sweetheart he is. I am so glad to hear how your disciples are growing and that you clearly recognize their God-given bents at their early ages. Not everyone could ID "leadership" as you have. It takes a lot of self-control not to be a bossy leader, but I can see from your post that his initiative is a prize to you. (It's one I highly value, too. Ask my kids.)

Anonymous said...

it brought me to tears. Can't wait to share with my ladies. mom

Rebecca said...

Love it! My Timothy brought in all the groceries from the car without me asking the other day. I almost cried.

Anonymous said...

Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it

Eph 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

I love reading about the cutest little people in the world. My flesh and blood (now wait is that right??) Please keep posting it makes me feel like I'm not missing so much of them growing up. Love you. Squeeze them for me.

Briana Almengor said...

KB: COME VISIT please...anytime. WE'd love to have Aunt Kara. Please, please, please.

Libby said...

Bri, so sweet! Be encouraged that your training and disciplining is taking root!