Thursday, May 12, 2011

Character vs Rules

My friend Regina had a great post today, and I want to share quote from it:

"I worry that many young parents are a) too adamant about the particulars of their parenting or b) too sure that every decision will set their kids on an unalterable trajectory to heaven or hell. It's like my secretary at church once told me: "Most moms and dads think they are either the best or the worst parents in the world, and both are wrong." Could it be we've made parenting too complicated? Isn't the most important thing not what we do but who we are as parents? They will see our character before they remember our exact rules regarding television or Twinkie."

Taken from Parenting 001.

That last sentence really hits me. That is what I want to daily remember during this journey!

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone


  1. This should be on a bill board. Ok, sorry to blog stock!