"People are more important than things."

That's one of the things we say around here a lot. We have a few of those phrases that seem to be part of the core of our family right now.

"Be kind."

"Be gentle."

"People are more important than things."

"I forgive you."(*I think it's just as important to say "I forgive you" as it is to say I'm sorry... not just "It's okay" or "Alright." But ... I forgive you.)

The funny thing is, I need reminding of all of those things just as much, if not more, than my preschoolers.

It's a really good thing to for me to remember that. To remember that even if my kids had the perfect mom, that was never grumpy, and never tired & short tempered, and never more focused on having a clean house than taking care of others, that was never self-righteous... even if that had that perfect mom, they would still very much be in need of a Savior.

And the fact that I'm not a perfect mom, I pray, helps them to see every day how much we do need a Savior. I pray that they see me repent. That they see my desperate neediness. And that they when they feel loved by me, they get a glimpse of how much more God loves them.

With all those thoughts in my head (mostly all of the time), it was a little spooky to see this post from one of my favorite bloggers, and to see that they say

"People are more important than things"

in their family, too.

Although- it's really fairly basic, isn't it? :)

1 comment:

  1. lol, that's funny because when I was reading YOUR post I was thinking the exact same thing! Hey, WE say that around here all the time too. Word for word...People are more important than things.


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