Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Potrait of Humility

One of the things that I love best about my sister in law is that, while we parent in sometimes very different ways, she has not once made me feel like I'm less of a mother because I'm a different mother. She has never attacked my character or questioned my love for my child or told me that I don't deserve my child because I've chosen different parenting practices than she has.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a lesson in Biblical humility.

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

AMEN! Not just humility but the love of Christ! :)

Elizabeth said...

How sweet Denley, I am very flattered. I love the pictures of our babies:) Please pray for me that I truly learn to be humble.

Virginia said...

I'm wondering did something happen? Not with your (seemingly) awesome SIL but with someone else? From your blog I would say that you are an amazing parent and cant imagine what parenting practices you would be doing to make someone think you were unworthy of being a mother/like you dont love your child. Those seem like very serious accusations! Then again, I work in the child welfare system so I see the worst of the worst so my mind just may be warped. Just curious :)

Mallory Pickering said...

Did someone else say those things?

Sarah Denley said...

Hey friends! Nothing specific happened. I guess I'm just so tired of "Mommy Wars". I have been made to feel "less than" by certain people at times and all those things have been said to others about decisions we have chosen for our family (sleep training, a medicated birth, ect.). There is definitely hostility on both sides with those and tons of other issues and I HATE it. That's all.

Allison said...

:(

Anna Walker said...

I am so glad that your Sister in Law is so accepting! There are so many different mothers that are different, and so many kinds of kids that are different from each other and need different kinds of parenting! Mommy Wars seem super scary though!

Mary Louis Quinn said...

Both AP and Simeon are so lucky to have such wonderful mothers! And you and Eliz are lucky to have each other since you are in similar stages in life!