Let me just start by saying God is growing me so much as a parent. I am (slowly) becoming a better person day by day. And I'm learning a whole lot of humility, both from my failings as a parent and as I learn to re-image God.
The other day Ruth wanted "3 Queen Elsa braids" in her hair. Now, she doesn't have enough hair for much, but she is content if I give her any kind of braid that make her feel like Elsa. So, I sprayed and conditioned her hair and started to divide it into sections (at which point she normally likes to argue with me that she wants braids not pony tails...but if you do hair you know you have to do pony tails first to keep the sections separate). I remind her she should trust me. She said ok and then began to bend all the way forward.
"Ruth, you need to sit up straight!"
I continued separating sections and then began braiding. I don't remember exactly what she did next, but my response was "Ruth, if you want me to help you, you have to let me do it."
Click in my brain.
Ohh....it's another one of those lessons. If I want God to help me I have to let God do it...
Let's just say I'm about as cooperative as my almost-5 year old when it comes to asking God for help and then either staying out of the way or being an active (and helpful) participant in following God's direction. I'm trying. I'm learning. I'm definitely a work in progress.
I just have to remember, if I ask for help, I need to let God do it!