An obedience bookmark for keeps

My bookworm girl, Puppy, made this bookmark recently at Sunday School.

I loved it the moment I saw it.

I am trying my best not to dwell too much on the negative ways in which our kids sometimes respond to our instructions. It just takes up too much energy and doesn’t do anything constructive to our relationship. Love keeps no record of wrongs, Love always hopes!

So when I chanced upon this bookmark while cleaning our bookshelves last week, I paused and thought long and hard about the many times they ran about doing their work with little hands, little feet – Cheerfully. Immediately. Completely.



  • Natalie
    May 4, 2012 5:03 am

    Awww this is a great post…so true! Love does not count the wrongs 🙂

  • Kiddothings (@kiddothings)
    May 5, 2012 5:25 am

    I’ll have to remember these too 🙂

  • inkline
    May 7, 2012 11:47 pm

    Wonderful perspective. One to which I should cling as I am entering the stage of teaching our son to respond to our instructions! (I’m Kris, Jimmy’s wife – Stories About My Life, 92% True)

  • Mama J
    May 8, 2012 1:06 am

    Lovely to meet you, Kris. I think teaching kids obedience is probably the most challenging part. Give me a million diaper changes anytime!

  • Mama J
    May 8, 2012 1:09 am

    I have to keep reminding myself of that!

  • Mama J
    May 8, 2012 1:13 am

    I know! Boy. I’m trying to tell myself that we all need a standard to follow, but I can’t expect too much from the offspring of someone with the likes of me!

  • Esti
    May 8, 2012 8:09 pm

    Thank you, now I need to hug my baby girl for an hour or so.

  • Adelene
    May 20, 2012 2:27 am

    Hi Mama J! I know I am sure to become an ardent reader of your blog. Thanks to all your wonderful posts! Keep up the brilliant and inspiring writing! GBU

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