"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants." Deuteronomy 32:2
I really enjoy making my house a home. Decorating, baking , entertaining and living life. I have found that keeping to my schedules , using my home management binder, and most of all sticking to my goals that we have for the family , or that I have personally set make the difference for my family. We have family goals, our marriage statement, and my personal goals . I had a very wise person say to me years ago without goals you are like a rudderless ship. It has been so wonderful to look back over the years or time periods and see the accomplishments.
Each family will have their own way of doing things, schedules and recipes what really matters is that you have the joy in your heart. True joy and happiness come from within and from knowing the Lord. Sure there will be days when things won't be perfect, unexpected company will come over, you don't feel well as we are human that is to be expected. My children are only young once and God has blessed me with their care. As well as doing the daily things to care for them as we all do I love spending time with them enriching their lives. Teaching them about God, morals, ethics and life. I received the most wonderful email question and sweet comment about how I teach my children. Mainly from a guest column I did on my friend Candi's blog. Thank you Mary for your question and hopefully I answered you. I use to be on special Ed committees, the school board , every kind of volunteer mom..LOL and now home school Mom. The one thing that I can say from all the different experiences is enriching your children with the love of books, learning, life and skills are the common key to the door to success. When children and their parents are willing to take the time to experiment, relish the fact that learning is fun and you can learn something new everyday the possibilities are endless. Each and every person is unique and special just like snowflakes no two are the same. Each person will have their own interests, talents, hobbies and ways of learning things. My husband has been a corporate trainer over the years in various corporations and has always said there are so many different ways to teach something. The true gem is the parent or teacher willing to find the different child or persons interests and the best way to teach that particular thing . I truly admire the wonderful parents and teachers who are willing to take the time with the individual child ( as in finding things that interest them), explore with them , take them on field trips, the library, show the love of books ,lead by example , art classes , and enrich their lives. As my husband has noted over the years in his job of training ,visually learning really helps put the pieces of the puzzle together for some. We have always loved doing science projects over the years. It has been wonderful for my children to see the final outcome. Yes it has has been work for us ( to get supplies etc) but has been worth it for them win ribbons for their hard work, learn from others, teach others , and realize that some things take time and effort. Just throwing a ditto at someone with a few second explanation just might not cut it..LOL I admire all the different learning techniques that many do . Finding the joy in everyday living , life skill lessons , and love go a long way in teaching a child.
The wonderful people that radiant life, joy and happiness can truly be happy for others success because they are not of bitter heart. Bringing joy, not wanting to cause another pain , being nice etc all come from the heart . A heart centered in Joy, the Lord and love.
May the Lord bless you this week my fellow friends of the castles.
In his endless love,
Saturday, June 30, 2007