"The things that might aggravate you about your child today, might be the very things when matured that make them great for God’s kingdom tomorrow."
I love this quote, from this blog post titled "I don't want to raise a good child."
It's a thought I've had ever since my oldest kids were toddlers and we found ourselves in various tug o' wars over issues that really don't matter. Someone once told me that every characteristic has a bad side and a good side--for example, someone can be described as "stubborn" or "persistent."
And it's a thought that bears tucking away for future reference as the children insist on growing up!