Tuesday, October 2, 2012
31 Days of Autumn::Day 2 Little Helpers
This past Saturday we were trying to get a few things done before heading out to pick up our butchered chickens-YUM! I was in the kitchen mixing something up and since my husband was planning on mowing, he took our little guy out with him. I kept checking out the window to make sure Gunnar was not getting into too much trouble and couldn't help stopping to watch as my men mowed along side each other. I grabbed the camera and was able to capture this moment as a reminder of his eagerness to help. Too often parents shoo their children away when they want to help. Maybe it's because they "get in the way" or "don't have enough patience" but we really should be taking the time to "teach" them!
I had already decided what today's post would be about and when opening up my devotion for this morning was in awe of God's plans. The scripture was Deuteronomy 6:4-9 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
So while your children are learning and helping beside you, make sure to teach them about their maker too :) These are the perfect moments that will make lasting memories. Even if they hate it now as does our teenager most of the time, they will cherish these times as an adult.