The other day Jessica told me that she really wanted a particular style of clothing. She has never expressed this desire before. She has never known anything but hand-me-downs. We are so blessed by other people's generosity. I think she finally figured out that all of her friends at church were getting new clothes for school. This is one nice thing about homeschooling. You don't have the huge pressure of making sure you are "in-style" with costly, name-brand clothing.
I talked with Steve and he agreed to surprise her with a shopping trip. It was so fun watching her shop! At first she wanted everything, but quickly figured out that she had to be more picky since we only had $50 to spend. We decided on this cute black outfit with some shiny silvery shoes. I told her she could have this dress as long as she put some black stretchy pants under it.
She loves this little pink number. She forgot to put her purple stretchy pants under it, but knows that is what is required. It seems that peace symbols are on everything now days.
I pushed for this shiny purple shirt with a matching scarf. I loved how long it was on the bottom and the nice layered look for the top. It has been a joy to teach my young lady modesty. She is really aware of it and even lets me know if I have something on that might be questionable. Talk about accountability! It IS possible to dress cutely without showing too much skin, or things being too tight.
Also, Jess lost another tooth on top! She kind of talks funny now, but takes it in stride when we tease her occasionally. She is a good sport.
It is so fun having a girl that is old enough to shop. I am really enjoying it! I can't wait till Lily is old enough to go, too. I am so blessed to have not one girl, but two!
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball