Monday, December 5, 2011

.we all need love.

Yesterday while sitting at church I noticed a beautiful thing that changed my perspective.  There is a family in our ward who have started coming back to church.  They have a couple young boys, who I call the wild boys because they often run around with no supervision and create havoc.  I understand more and more the reason why these boys act the way they do after seeing how their father disciplines them, but I still have a tendency to be annoyed at the behavior of these boys.  So there we are sitting in church watching these young boys run around the chapel.  They ran up to the front where another family was sitting.  Instead of the mother ignoring them, or showing the boys back to their bench, she picked up one of the boys and just held him.  And there he sat the whole time just being held by this awesome mom of six while his brother chilled on the pew next to them.  It occurred to me that those boys are just looking for love...they crave it!  They don't need to judged and pushed onto somebody else who can deal with them, they just need the positive attention that love brings.  It really opened my eyes and humbled me to see this, already flustered mother, take the time to give these two wild boys what they want more then anything...LOVE.

4 comments:

ANG said...

Amen, Sister.

Kay said...

sweet..:)

Ilean said...

Great insight--I will remember the story and try and apply it.

Krista Eger said...

Love is all you need to be a good parent! In my opinion its the number one ingredient! Love your kids and I will never judge what you are doing to parent your kids (unless its out of "love" when its really mean!) Youre such a great and cute mommy! Finn is one lucky fella!!