I just got back from taking my five-year-old and 20 month-old to the county library. Let’s just say that I imagine they are very happy that the books are not due back for two weeks.
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I teach the Pre-K Sunday School class once a month at our church. My son Sam is in my class. This past Sunday I was teaching them about prayer. The scripture reference was Jeremiah 29:11-13. I was going to explain to the children that God has a plan for their life. Before doing so, I asked them what their plans were for when they grow up. I had several answers such as a policeman, a fire fighter, an airport worker, etc. But the response that came from my son provided me with one of those moments as a mother that I was somewhat speechless. He said with unabashed pride, “I am going to be a garbage man when I grow up!”. I smiled kindly at my co-teacher as the pastor’s son said, “I’m going to be a preacher.” I’m sure his mom and dad would have been proud. 🙂
In all seriousness, though, whatever my son chooses to do with his life, I pray that it will be the perfect plan that God has for him.
As a little side note-his favorite movie right now is Toy Story 3 and there is huge scene in the movie that is located at the city dump. He is fascinated with that movie.
I am a new mom again. This time a little girl. Her name is Devri. She is named after her dad. His middle name is Devry. She is such a sweet little baby girl and I am enjoying having a new little one in the house.
She is a very happy baby. She smiles and laughs and coos at me all the time. I look forward to every moment that I have with her. I tell her that one day we will be best friends-when she is about 25. Until then, I have to be the best parent that I can be. This is easy when she is a baby, but I know in the years ahead we will have our differences. I just pray that God gives me the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of how to speak into her life. I know most importantly I have to be praying for her daily. This is an important aspect of parenting for me. I pray for both of my children every day and I look forward to watching their lives play out before me.