Inside: Just like my boys, I mess up daily and yet God sends blessings to me. Raising boys is teaching me the best lessons of God’s grace to me.

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The Best Lesson in Grace: Raising Boys and Dirty Socks. Just like my boys, I mess up daily and yet God sends blessings to me. Raising boys is teaching me the best lessons of God's grace to me. #Christian #tobeagentlemen #tobemen #challenges

On the baseball bedroom rug, mud-splattered pants and crusty socks were laying.   From the bathroom, bath towels and Lego men were escaping. Wood shavings littered not only near the hamster cages but trickled down the bookcase onto the boy’s bedroom floor.

I didn’t even start to describe the mess left behind in the rest of the house from my four boys.

For these reasons, my wild boys keep me on my toes and make sure my washing machine is never off for too long. Most days I take it in stride, but some days I wish they could see the disarray they leave behind.

Why does it seem like they have tunnel vision and messes are way out of their periphery?

The World of Raising Boys

Can I admit, the fact that God has blessed me with four boys is a thrilling and exhaustive adventure considering I’m from a family of girls? For the most part, Barbie’s, playhouse and dolls were a staple in my childhood.

Almost every day I can find myself questioning what I’m doing in regards to raising four boys. I don’t know anything about boys and how to raise gentlemen!

Boys have a different level of intensity and this quiet momma finds herself getting frustrated and quick to lose my patience often.

What is it with the physical touching and wrestling anyway?

Or the questions about personal belongings. I have no idea where your basketball headband went?!?

The Best Lesson in Grace: Raising Boys and Dirty Socks. Just like my boys, I mess up daily and yet God sends blessings to me. Raising boys is teaching me the best lessons of God's grace to me. #Christian #tobeagentlemen #tobemen #challenges

 

 

The hardest part for me is the lack of thanks and appreciation my boys give to me. Maybe it has to do with maturity and as they grow it will be said and gestured more, but right now it’s absent.

They seem oblivious to what I do for them and if I ask them what I do when they are at school, they think I sit around and watch t.v. and play video games all while the freshly folded clothes are sitting on their beds.
Or their dinner is cooking on the stove… it’s frustrating to be unappreciated!

The Meaning of Grace

If I look at their actions and help around the house, they don’t deserve the things they receive. However, the gifts and the provisions I give them is because they are my kids. These four, crazy boys bless me daily even amidst the dirt, roughness, and grime.

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