Monday, January 30, 2012

Pass It On

" Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children"  Charles Chuck Swindoll

There is never a dull moment in our home full of world changers in the making. We aim to provide a safe place for our children to be expressive and to live their lives OUT LOUD for God.  There is always a saying, catchphrase, rhyme, prayer or proclamation being announced within these four walls.  I never know what will fly from their sweet little lips and of course the camera is never where it should be.  I can not tell you how many pieces of scrap paper and journals are filled with their "isms", questions, and comments.

  For instance, I made burgers the other night and my sweet Jeremiah proclaimed that it was the "bomb", then he went even further and said that all my food is, well except one dish I make. Ha!  Then of course the girls had to chime in about their least favorite and so forth.

 My youngest daughter speaks in this British accent that turns real Southern, real quick.  My oldest  is musically inclined, so she will break out in song whenever the mood presents itself.  Well that leaves the little big man of the house, he has a funny comment or observation by the minute.

All fun stories aside, we are truly blessed to be able to raise these 3 children that God entrusted to us for a time.  They are all uniquely wired and we see God's light in them on a daily basis.  There is not a day that passes that they don't express compassion for children around the world who are in need or for friends going through a hard time.  They inspire us daily to be better people and parents.  We should model for our children what we want to see in them.  Yesterday at church we were reminded that we need to make sure that we pass the baton to the next generation without fumbling.  The success of their relay race in life will be determined by how well we make the hand off of the baton.

Proverbs 22:6, tells us: Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.


  1. What a blessing this post is! All of us who are parents, aunts, uncles, or "play relatives"- whomever we are to children in our lives, be the best. They are watching our every move and we owe it to them to be the best!

    Be blessed!

    Love ya, Nicky ;)

  2. that is so sweet. your children sound like such little lights! my girls continually amaze me too and make me realize how blessed i am. at church on sunday my 4yo just ran up in front of the worship team in front and started dancing to the music. at first i was a tad embarrassed and didn't want her to be disruptive. but then i listened to the worship song about freedom to worship, freedom to dance, freedom in God and i realized that she was just experiencing that and it actually brought tears to my eyes. children are soooo amazing!!!