Friday, August 20, 2010


Here's a news flash for you...I am not perfect. And I had to tell Samantha that last night after I put her to bed.

You see, I lost patience with her after she kept talking in bed and woke her brother up and then kept talking and talking and talking. I yelled at her to not say another word.

Brent came in the room and took over with her as I tried to get Jacob back to sleep.

A little while later, I went back into her room, where she was still talking and singing, and told her that I owe her an apology. I said that I got too angry when she was talking and woke her brother up, but that I shouldn't have yelled at her. She nodded at me and said yes.

I said that even mommies make mistakes. She said yes. And then she added "But not Daddy." I grinned and told her that yes, Daddy makes mistakes, too. I added that no one is perfect except God, so everyone except God makes mistakes.

She said "Aunt Kassie and Benjin and Jesus, too." I grinned again and said that Aunt Kathy and Benjin also make mistakes, but that Jesus is perfect just like God, so he doesn't make mistakes. I said that since no one else is perfect and we all make mistakes, we have to ask for forgiveness when we mess up. She nodded.

I asked her to forgive me, and she gently touched my face and hair and said yes and smiled at me.