After reading 'Intentional with Toddlers' blog post written by Casey a few months ago, about parenting I realized my thinking was off....way off. One of the points she talked about was how sometimes our children have qualities that come across as negative, but they are a gift God gave them and they just don't know how to 'channel' it yet. Although I don't have any children, reading that opened the door to a light bulb moment for me personally. It was in that moment I realized that the character traits that I thought were not becoming of a christian woman were actually a gift from God! I have these traits on purpose, it was no accident and they aren't anything to be ashamed of. Through this process I also realized that I have the character traits to fit into that preverbal 'box' of the christian woman, even though they aren't traits that would jump in my mind if I had to describe myself I still had them.
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