I had an opportunity last night to be reminded of how precious my children are to me, I also got to see how quickly they change and grow. As I was going through watching old videos I had recorded I saw my precious Jeremiah and Caidence when they were my only two and then when right after we had Isabelle before Ethan was even though of. I got to see their sweet faces that still had some baby chubbs on them. I got to hear their precious voices, it’s crazy how even their voices change so much and you don’t even realize it.
I also go to see my babies practically grow in front of my eyes and I realized the exact point in which Jeremiah went from young child to my little boy. Watching it seemed like it just flew by so quickly and then to see them now is incredible. Part of that made me sad, I know I’ll never get those baby years back and you start to question yourself as a parent. You wonder if you’ve done things right or if you made it good enough for them, and then I remember how just a couple days ago Jeremiah and Caidence leaped into my arms telling me they loved me so much that they would never let me go. Also, how I see Jeremiah growing each day into a young man. He has such a heart for others as does Caidence and it warms my heart so and I’m so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ because without Him myself and my children would be nothing like we are today.
I also had to take the time to think this morning when I sat with all 4 of my children watching them eat their breakfast of chocolate chip waffles and sausage I realized that Isabelle and Ethan are in the stages that Jeremiah and Caidence were going through in the videos I watched last night, and I look forward to watching my children grow and learn and love and I intend on being the very best for them I can possibly ever be with the Lord’s help.
So, to all you parents, hold onto this time yes, but also don’t be sad because although they are growing quickly and it seems like a flash before your eyes they are precious in every stage of life, just give them what they need, your love and the knowledge of Christ. Share these things with them daily and it will all be alright.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”John 14:1-3
In your homeschool (or even if you don’t homeschool) do you get your children to memorize scripture? I think doing this is a wonderful thing that will help them out in all of life, they will have the Lord’s word in their hearts always and no one will be able to take that from them.
We try to learn 2 scriptures per week and we’ve just recently started this back up. I’ll admit, it’s just as good for me as it is for them I don’t have scripture memorized like I would like to so this helps me know and learn it as well.
I also wanted to share with you a new bible we’ve been reading, we actually received it as a gift and we have been reading it morning and night the kids love it as do I. This bible storybook puts the bible in a wonderful way that kids can understand and learn the bible in a whole new way. The name of it is the Jesus storybook bible:
I have never read a bible story book for children quite like this one and it’s so hard to put it down this has become a favorite in our house for sure, so if you’re looking for a great bible for your younger children I highly recommend this one. I also want to encourage you to start teaching your children scripture and helping them and yourself to memorize them.
Do you have a favorite bible story book? Do you already get your child and yourself to memorize scripture, if so what are some ways that you memorize it? Any fun games for memorizing? If so, comment below and let me know!