Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Life Skills Week
Saturday night I was awakened at about 2:30 a.m. and was up until 6:00 a.m. During this time it was laid very heavy on my heart that I needed to focus on some character training and help the children learn some more tasks of maintaining a home. Sunday morning after home church we all had a little family meeting about what this week would be all about. The girls seemed excited because they didn't have to do school and that is when I told them we have focused too much on school and have left the everyday life skills out of the mixture. Monday morning we were up bright and early at 6:30 to spend time with the Lord, we continued on with morning routine, breakfast and then breakfast clean up. After all of this was accomplished we all sat down and worked on our new chore schedule. One area that I realized I had been neglecting was teaching my children how to cook. My oldest daughter can cook and bake and make basically whatever I need. I now am back in the kitchen for dinner teaching the 11 year old with a rotation of little ones to be our helpers. Emily is learning how to make the menu for breakfast and lunches and stay in her budget. We are also working on how we speak to each other and serving everyone with a cheerful heart. I do believe my children need to have an education but I think sometimes we let the important things slip away. I believe that we can read them the Bible and teach them about the Lord but are we being the Lord to them. Being cheerful when we have a mess to clean up, Giving God the Glory when we can't pay all the bills, just being Jesus when we are tired and worn out. That is what I am working on with the girls this week. My hope is that this will benefit them one day when they have a home of their own and they are tired and worn out, they can hopefully say,"I just need to be Jesus right now to my little ones."