Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Thankfulness Thursday

21 November 2013

Thankfulness Thursday

:Charis told me she is thankful for her "ducky" and happy meals. Yes, I took her to McDonalds. Shes has been doing VERY well going potty, and I wanted to give her a happy meal. No, we do not go McDonalds often, but she knows what the golden arches stand for. She received a "ducky" as part of her happy meal. The good news is once she saw "ducky", she forgot about eating her chemical-laden "food". FYI, the "ducky" is actually a penguin, but Charis insists that it's a duck.

:I'm thankful that my salvation is not a result of feeding my daughter an occasional fast food outing vs. making everything from scratch. Salvation is found in CHRIST ALONE. Yes, I breastfed, used cloth diapers, try to cook mostly from scratch, etc. but if I let these define who I am, especially to the point of looking down on someone who does not do these things, then I'm sinning. Doing these things does not make me better or worse than the next person, and I need to stop thinking {and saying} that I am a bad mom when my daughter had formula or when we used a disposable diaper on her or when I take her to eat fast food.

What are you thankful for?


  1. I couldn't agree more. Looking down on someone who doesn't live their life exactly as you do is just . . . well it's terrible. It's equally terrible when you put that evil on yourself. We are all great moms who do things different than each other. I might give my kids solids a little later than you, or maybe some other small difference.

    You are no better than I, and I am no better than you. We're just different. There's nothing wrong with different. If we were all the same, life would be so boring. ;)

    Thanks for the inspirational morning thoughts. :)

  2. I am still learning this..but I feel that I'm not looking down on others that do things that I think are not good...I get an urge to educate them but I'm learning that sometimes that comes across the wrong way. I wish someone would have educated me when my oldest kids were growing up. They would have avoided alot of health issues but its not my job to push the info :)