One of the proudest moments and one that I really wanted to document happened on May 10th in the morning. It involved one of my children.
Let me give you a little background on our child rearing ways. Our youngest daughter was baptized May 11, 2008. This was a pivotal, perhaps the most pivotal event of her life. Becoming a child of God. Church activities, worship, Sunday school are all a part of her life, and also public school, softball, girl scouts, and playdates.
Today I had a glimmer of light to let me know that we are on the right path with raising our youngest. We are teaching her that God’s Word is essential in daily life, no matter where you are.
On the morning spoken about, my daughter found her bible case while getting ready for school. Her bible was not in it. It normally sits upon our bar area where her and Dad do morning devotions over cereal. She began gathering mechanical pencils, a bookmark, and the bible. She made her way out to me on the porch swing and stated matter of factly “I’m ready for work!” She then opened it and showed me the “tools” she would need!
I smiled as I was once again reminded by an eight year old that God is needed in all areas of our lives. I smiled, I hugged her, and told her that sounded like a good plan! I don’t know what will transpire from here but knowing she has a foundation that will help her through any avenue of life makes this momma feel good.
Now that a couple of days have went by I am finishing this post. She opened her bible to let me know that she had read it on the bus ride. That she read the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We visited a short while and then she put it back in her book bag.
I went back and forth about posting this particular family story. I wasn’t sure how it would be received or if it sounded like I was bragging. I decided to share it because if my eight year old has no qualms about reading her bible on a bus full of kids I shouldn’t worry about sharing an inspirational story.
I hope you enjoyed it. This little girl tends to inspire me and teach me things on a regular basis. I am blessed to have her in my life. Now, GO INSPIRE!
Grace is a gift,