Another new month. Wow how the time flys. Today is my daughter's birthday. My jokester.....and I'm awaiting the birth of her second grandchild, my fifth great grandchild. I was really hoping for another April Fool baby. In fact my little brother was born on April Fool's Day too. Guess he was my mother's little joke.
All kidding aside I'm very anxious for the new baby. Guess you could say so is her mommy, my granddaughter. From all accounts she has been a very good mommy to her two year old daughter and I suspect she will be just as doting on her son as she has been on her daugher. But I would have to caution her that boys are so much more different to raise than daughters!
Right now all you have to do is ask my other daughter about raising a boy and a daughter. Last night she called and asked me what am I going to do with him. Everyday is something new at school. I'm at my wits end.
Well dear, they are all different. You just have to find that perfect, or the right, thing that will stop them in their tracks when they are misbehaving. Sometimes that takes a lot of give and take......as a mother of four girls and two boys would say.
All in all I can say I was blessed beyond my wildest dreams with the children I've raised. There were only a few growing pains between all of them that put the gray hairs on my head. None of us were given an instruction book when our babies were born, but if you are in step with the Lord, stay in His word, attend church regularly, and leave the lines of communication open between you and your children you've raised your family with His guidance.
Thank you Lord for your help all the way.