Pocket-knife Lessons

Definitely Worth Reblogging. Many times, our children help us discover our own inadequacies and strengths. God speaks to us through them. What a blessing! Enjoy this beautiful story with tremendous lessons!

For His Purpose

My son eagerly inquired for what seemed like the hundredth time, “so mom did he text yet? I’m really wanting that pocket knife, did dad text you yet?”

“No Warren, he sure hasn’t.” I responded in a gentle but exasperated voice.

My boy and his dad had made a deal (a few days before) pending good behavior—If my son (Warren) held up his end of the deal, showing respect and a good attitude, he’d eventually receive a mini-pocket knife from his dad’s scant collection and on the flip side: poor behavior and lack of respect and bad attitude would equal no pocket knife.

Pretty simple formula to process.

…maybe not for an eight-year old boy with an abundance of extra energy.

#thestruggleisreal, right?

First off when this deal was initially communicated a deadline must’ve been overlooked and never discussed. Warren seemed to be failing at recognizing that patience…

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