the joy project june  9 Your middle name is Grace. When we chose this name for you, I had no idea how fitting it would be. I had no idea how much I would learn about my own need of Grace through parenting you (and big Sissy and Bubby).

I’ve been reading the book Give them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson and it has spoken to my heart time and time again. This book is reminding me in so many ways that as children you do not need just a set of rules and instructions to follow. There is so much more at the heart of teaching you. These words from the last chapter of the book resonated deeply with me.

“So when you have that morning to top all mornings, when everything could possibly go wrong does, when grace doesn't mean anything to you, it is His grace that will sustain you. What mornings like these teach us is that we’re just like our children. They forget, and so do we. They need grace, and so do we. We are partners in grace with them. We need days of failure because they humble us, and through them we can see how God’s grace is poured out on the humble.”

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