My friend’s daughters (a capture on my little camera at our home-school convention) have got this communication thing down pretty well! …
Are any of you older readers longing for the good ol’ days like me – when life was simpler?
Do you regularly share family mealtime together?
Time Health Magazine states:
“It’s in the teenage years that this daily investment [of eating together] pays some of its biggest dividends. …
My daughter walked out the door carrying as much as she could hold. She gave me a big hug, a kiss, and turned to looked at me one last time. Immediately, I began to pray.
Climbing the stairs up to her bedroom, I began to reminisce on the last 19 years….
In an effort to restore our land to an organic state (no more conventional corn and beans with chemicals), we turned all the land to a hay meadow. To do that, we planted alfalfa and clover. Besides taking the soil from dead microbially to mineral-rich and balanced, our bees LOVE it!
Just recently, the men in our family spent 9 days cutting, raking, and baling the hay, some for a friend and then our meadows. There were lots of ‘break-downs’ and repairs needed, as is typical. It is hard, tiring work, but over the years it has played a role in making our boys into men. While it’s certainly not the biggest part, learning to work with diligence plays a very important role….
From the very beginning, when we tucked our little son into bed at night, his dad and I reminded him that God had designed him a specific way for a specific purpose.
Our oldest son loved planes and the concept of flight from his earliest memories. This son’s interest were evident very early, and we focused on feeding him intellectually and hands on in this area. His choice of books including these 1st-2nd grade readers reflected that interest.
I read from Richard Scary’s Best Word Book Ever to this son for hours when I was on bed-rest carrying twins, but it was the page on airplanes that fired up his imagination in a big way!