Part of the problem is that I feel like such a hypocrite tonight trying to write about Biblical love when I have been the worst example of that today. So, instead of what I was going to write, I'll just let y'all into my heart's prayer tonight. (If you're curious, I was originally going to reference John 13:35 and how we are known by our love.)
Dear Lord, please forgive me for my short temper today. I want to be a good mother, but so often that desire is overshadowed by my own faults and failings. Help me, Lord, to love my children with Your holy love and to be a godly example to them. Teach me how to build a home that honors You as it directs them. I pray that You would be at work in their lives, even in spite of my failings. Please, Lord, more than anything, give me wisdom as I raise these children You have placed in my care. Thank You for your amazing love and the example that I can never live up to.
In Jesus' name, Amen.