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Train Up a Child!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

I am a Mom and I have always Loved being a Mom!! Now I am a Grand-Mom!! We trained up our Children in the way of the Lord - as best we knew how to do!! I home-schooled our children and although life kept me very busy as I was trying to keep up with our school routine - I enjoyed every year of our home school and having my children with me every day. We were all active in our church - my children even became more involved than I was - and that was really quite awesome!! They seemed to soak up things much better than I have ever been able to do - still to this day!!
Now I am a Grandma and we have two of our grandchildren living with us. I take them to school each morning and wonder how much longer it will be my responsibility and joy to do so. We also take them to church with us and enjoy watching them learn of Jesus and then later talk of Him in their daily discoveries of life. We are full of hope that we will be doing this for many years to come!!
So what is it that leads a child astray? What makes a child desire so much to not be like their parents, to not follow in the footsteps of their parents, to choose to have a lifestyle that they know their parents aren't pleased with? When a child is with a loving family who tries to do everything for them, tries to get them things they desire, takes them to places that are special, and give them a loving home - why do they decide to walk away and change their entire lifestyle once they are grown?
Train up a Child in the Way they shall go - and when they are Old they will not stray from it! I'm waiting for that day when my Child will find their way back to where they once was. I am a patient person, for the most part, so I will wait upon the Lord to lead in my Child's life! In the meantime, I am a Grand Mom and I will do my best to Lead my Grandchildren in the Ways of the Lord!! Not just by attending church on a regular basis, but to speak with kindness, to give to others, to care for others, to care for their body, give praises to those who deserve it, stand for what is good and right, to stay away from the evil in the world, and just be the Best they can be!! May God be with me as I am Blessed to have these children living with me! They bring me so much joy, so much Laughter, and oh so much Love!! emoticon
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