Last week I shared some of the verses I am praying for Raeca -thank you to everyone for sharing verses/virtues you are praying for your own children. As I’ve been finding more verses to pray over Raeca I’ve been thinking about how I don’t want these to just be verses that I am praying for her but I would love for them to be a visual reminder so I’ve been working on some prints I can add to her room. And I figured while I am making them I may as well throw them up in the shop as instant digital downloads as well.
I have ordered some prints and can’t wait to show you how I plan on displaying them in her room!
Here are a few more verses I am praying for her (click on the photo to go to the listing):
So besides praying verses for Raeca, I had another bit of a parenting revelation last week. I realized that when Raeca is “out of control” and throwing a tantrum I can usually be found right along side her equally as out of control. I might not have been the one screaming vocally in Costco a few weeks ago but you can bet that I was screaming inside. I realized that I am as guilty of throwing tantrums as she is.
I know it probably shouldn’t have taken me this long to figure it out but the more out of control I get -the more she does. The calmer and more understanding I am, the calmer Raeca is. I’m probably the last parent to figure this out but it’s been a real big revelation for me, and on the off chance there is someone out there who is in the same boat that I was I wanted to share the wisdom I have gained.
I came across the Orange Rhino site a few weeks ago -in essence it is a mother who vowed to not yell at her children for 365 days, I liked the idea when I read it but didn’t actually feel like joining in on the challenge then but last week after my light bulb moment I was finally ready. For me it is not just 365 days of no yelling but 365 of staying cool, calm and collected.
My human nature is not one of control, I grew up in a family with a bit of a temper and definitely inherited that temper, and I can see it coming out through Raeca now. I don’t want her to continue that way and I know the best way to help her to control herself is to model that behavior myself.
Do you have any tips or techniques to share on how to stay calm? I would love to hear them!