Friday, March 12, 2010

Mami Notes

Here is a little something from an article in HOMELIFE that I think will help me as I raise my little ones:

"I am responsible to God for your protection. This really isn't about you or being your friend or what you think. This is about me, answering to God for how I have protected you. I don't care if it makes you mad or sad or glad. I'm the mom. I will stand in front of God one day, and I'm taking that seriously."

from Angela Thomas' "My Single Mom Life

Sometimes the responsibility of raising children into adulthood seems daunting. I have to remind myself to take it a day at a time. My children have been such a blessing to my life and I can't imagine the kind of person I would be without them. I feel that I can say that they are helping to make me a better person. Through them God has taught me and continues to teach me many things. I want to take this parenting thing seriously and do the best I can.

I am currently reading a book on homeschooling, as that is the path we are starting with Seth. Here is a quote from Noah Webster found in this book.

"All government originates in families, and if neglected there, it will hardly exist in society... The foundation of all free government and of all social order must be laid in families and in the discipline of youth.

... The education of youth, [is] an employment of more consequence than making laws and preaching the gospel, because it lays the foundation on which both the law and gospel rest for success."

Please continue to pray for us as we preach the gospel to our children. Right now we have begun the process of teaching our children a children catechism.

I have been pleasantly surprised that Seth has been eager to memorize and learn this with me. I hope to have it all memorized before Seth turns six.