Children are a Blessing

Children are a Blessing.

Children add to the family dynamics. When you bring a child into your family it can be a challenge. Not only did you adjust as a couple, but now you have a helpless individual in your care as well. They now control your world! They tell you when to eat, sleep, and relax. They have a schedule all their own and they are an extension of your love. They are a gift from the Lord for a short time to watch over and care for. Your job as a parent is life altering. You create a safe place for them, full of love, joy, tenderness, and safety. Speaking into their live that first few years is so important. Pray for them, love them, hug, them, and be with them. Your love as a father and mother is the beginning of their journey to success or failure.  Choose Love, Choose Life, Chose your Child!

“Behold children are a heritage from the Lord… Happy is the man whose quiver is full.”  Psalm 127:3-5

Choose Love

Choose Love

Families are messy. Living with another person is difficult. When you enter a relationship, you are combining two lives, minds and individual personalities. Each with their own unreal expectations for the other. Our purpose is to prefer the other above ourselves. Laying aside our own agendas, wants and needs to take care of the other. Setting aside yourself to be what your significant other needs. By washing their feet and meeting them in their hurts and wounds, brings heling to them. They in return will meet your needs. I am not saying be a doormat but serve out of a heart of love. Choose the path less traveled. Talk to your heavenly Father and tell Him what is in your heart. Love as He loves you. Meet them t their deepest need and they will meet you. Choose Love.

The Pirate’s Code

Do not let the little things in life control you or ruin your day. Plans change, events happen, unexpected challenges occur. If you are anything like me, you have your best set plans laid out and then life happens. Someone may get sick, sporting events change, or your spouse just happens to come up with a better idea! Try to go with the flow of things. If your plan “A” doesn’t happen then let plan “B” work. I have learned through the years the best plans have a flaw, me! Go with the flow and embrace the time you have with your children. Tomorrow is another day with new challenges. Enjoy the moment and make some memories.