No way to stay clean…
Why is it that you can’t get something clean without getting dirty in the process?
The biggest slob I know won’t touch anything filthy or yucky. No way.
“EWE! I’m not getting near THAT!”
So the result is, that the mess sits. And sits. And sits.
But of course, they are not parents – yet.
Imagine if we just let the baby sit in their poop forever.
The baby would die.
There’s no way around it:
In order to get rid of something bad you must get in there and face the awful truth.
No matter how bad it smells.
Yep. We can’t let the baby die, so we face the poop.
I think God invented babies so we would learn to finally grow up.
And dealing with the poop in our little ones, we begin to see who we really are.
How mean and selfish we are only thinking of ourselves all the time.
And in the process something wonderful happens.
We begin becoming people who do truly care about others.
ALL CLEAN NOW!
Once our little ones are clean and neat again, they’re so beautiful. And sweet. And lovable.
Even though you know they will get dirty again.
We can forgive them for that. They can’t help themselves.
Were we ever so precious? We were. And still are. Underneath it all.
You’re still cleanable!
So don’t give up.
YOU ARE FORGIVABLE, TOO!
When I first imagined I wanted kids, way back in 1970 B.C. (Before Children) I pondered what I would tell my (future) kids if they ever screwed up so royally they were afraid to come home!
Then I wrote this song:
When my seven kids were grown I finally recorded it.
Some things take time to happen overnight.
And I still feel the same about my kids.
Naughty or good, I love them.
It’s OK. I’m you, too.