What I do

Santorini

Many parents choose to parent their children passively.  They are content to send their children off to school, allow them to be discipled by their peers, and have their souls nurtured and developed in a dark room in front of a television set.  I am not one of those parents. I am daily thankful for the role God has given me in parenting my children and nurturing their souls.  It is humbling.  Parenting is not a spectator sport.

 

The world that God has created offers so many wonderful sights to see, adventures to experience, relationships to enjoy.  I want to marvel alongside my children in the hopes that when they are parents, they might recount to their children, and experience anew, the amazing attributes of God demonstrated in creation, and to marvel at the merciful grace of Jesus as it shapes their souls.

My family treasures adventure:  crabbing in the estuary, hunting for shark teeth, bicycling together around one of barrier islands, hiking in a wildlife park, or exploring the historic streets of Savannah.  A rainy day might send us indoors to play games, read aloud, or have a family cooking extravaganza.  It is only with reluctance that you are going to find me lapping a mall or sitting in a movie theatre. We build relationships with one another worshipping together, in our homeschool, and around our table.  We hope that others will see how much we love Christ by the way we love one another.

 

It is only for a short time that our children are in our homes, on our laps, or in our arms.  Let’s make the most of this time! Savor it!

 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 (ESV)