Saturday, February 9, 2013
It is so strange how two people could come from the same parents and home; but be so different. Aaliyah is very obedient, eager to please, and cautious. Cassidy obeys most of the time; but with some reluctance, is super affectionate, and takes every opportunity to throw caution to the wind. I took the girls to the park recently and Aaliyah did what she always does. She went straight to the swings. She doesn't really like to slide because she doesn't like to "fall". I demonstrated climbing the monkey bars to them and after about three times with assistance, Aaliyah was climbing on her own. Cassidy on the other hand, whom I did not want on the monkey bars; decided that if her Mama and sister could do it, so could she. Life with children is so much fun!!!
Until next time,
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
|My little Cassidy and Aaliyah the Sunday before Christmas.|
|Cassidy is very serious about her music!|
When I first became a mom someone sent me a free years subscription to Parents and Babytalk magazines. I was so excited...in the beginning. As I read, I realized how much awful advice was being dished out as fact based on what Dr. such and such found in his/her research. Most of the mom's they interview in such magazines are celebrities who don't even raise the one or two children they have. I also noticed that they only interviewed mothers with small children.
As mothers, we cannot expect being a good mom to just "come naturally" to us. In 2 Timothy 2:15 Paul encourages us to - Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
If you want to be a great mother, study. Study women who have gone on before you and experienced a measure of success with their children. Remember that from some you may learn what not to do. I know women who spend years studying to be a great nurse, lawyer, doctor, business woman, etc; but they leave rearing their children to someone else or "do their best and hope and pray" for the everything to turn out ok. My encouragement to you today is to Study to be the best wife and or mother that you can be. Having a great home where your spouse and children are nurtured and cared for in a way that honors God is the best, and most fulfilling, job you can have! Invest your time well.
Until next time,