Dear Ladies, I am a mom just like you. Now and then I really mess up. I did the other day when I tried to manipulate my children into liking gravy on top of mashed potatoes. Some people just do not like gravy. My kids love their mashed potatoes plain. This is a known fact in our home.
So, what did I do? You guessed it, I goofed. I thought if by pouring gravy all over the left-overs, my kids would happen to taste the gravy the next time they ate them and that they would declare that they loved them; proving that I was right all along. Wrong! They were very upset with me for "ruining" the perfect potatoes. Do not get me wrong, my children are not spoiled brats. They really appreciate what I do for them. They had made it very clear for years, that they do not like gravy on potatoes. I knew this very well, so what I did was actually mean. When we know someone has a preference for something and we disregard it, that can cause hurt and anger. I decided to ask them to forgive me, and I asked the Lord to help me make it right.
1 Corinthian 13:4-5
"Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong."