Lest you think it's all rainbows and glitter, she could throw a pretty good tantrum, didn't like to sleep at night, and JD did not appreciate her playing with his toys (i.e. lots of screaming fights between two 3-year-olds, so I wore a referee shirt and whistle all week).
It's all Jesus. Helping me to respond gently and calmly when I put her in timeout for the third time in an hour...or the same for JD. Helping me to hold her close and sing a lullaby at 3am when she's already woken me up three times that night.
Is this not why the gospel is such good news for the broken? Jesus redefined the nature of greatness, which has always rung hollow for the least and the last. He took its connotations away from power and possessions and bestowed it on the humility of a servant. The more you defer? The more grateful you are to be broken and poured out? The more you choose servant over Benefactor? The greater you are. ~ Jen Hatmaker