Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Life is not fair
One of the best things I ever learned from my mom was life is not fair but life is good. I must have said,” that’s not fair" allot when I was a child because I really recall her saying "whoever said life was fair"? Tonight Thomas was worried that Philip got more TV time then him. He started a fencing class today and did not know I did not allow Philip to watch TV when he was gone. He seems obsessed with fairness lately. It is hard to be "fair" when you have 5 kids with 5 very different lives. For example, Thomas just got a very expensive drum set for his birthday. He plays the drums and he needed them to practice. I will not spend so much money on Philip this year. That's not fair. It is a hard lesson to learn but I'm doing my best to teach it. You see, life really is not fair! So many things are totally out of our hands. At some point we need to trust that even if it is not fair, God is still good. Most of the time it is better then we deserve!