Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring, quite often the hard way.
There are days where the chicklets can't seem to get along. The get on each other's last nerve from the time they get up. In the past, the bickering has gone on right up until their last goodnight. It is enough to send this Mama Hen cockle-doodle-crazy!
The past month, however, we've been coming together every evening for devotion, prayer and sharing of our high and low points of the day. At first it was kind of awkward. Our faith plays a big part in our lives, but we never did anything so "official" before. It has been a big change in our bedtime routine, but it isn't the only change that has happened around here. There has been a change in how the chicklets get along. Oh, they still torment one another, but it seems to be less intense. Even better, they are quicker to forgive one another and move on.
It's far from utopia here on the farm, but it is so much more peaceful and that's an answer to a few hundred prayers!