Dear Sweet Cheeks~
I could give you every excuse in the book as to why I lost my temper with you yesterday. But those things that were on my plate and in my mind are not important. I could ignore the fact that I did something wrong. But I can’t do that. Forgiveness is too important.
Jesus tells His people that before we can even ask forgiveness of Him, we need to make peace with those around us. That means I must humble myself and ask for your forgiveness if I am to be forgiven by my Heavenly Father. You are only 3, almost 4, years old, but you are a person and worthy of all respect.
I need to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. I jumped all the way to angry before I even thought about the motivations behind what you were doing. What I thought was disobedience, YOU were trying to fix a wrong that you had done the day before. Your heart was remorseful and you wanted to make it right.
Every day my eyes are opened a little more to what Jesus meant when He said, “You must be as one of these little children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven.”
So I asked you to forgive me. And you so graciously did.
Forgiveness. Mercy. Grace. What a gift you are to me.
I love you to infinity and beyond.