Saturday, May 29, 2010

An old picture which sparked some thoughts!


This is a picture from around 8 years ago of five of my six children. Tim, second from left, is playing Don't Wake Up Daddy with Emily, Checkers with Beth, Othello with Jason, and Chess with Jeffrey simultaneously!! I just thought it was a precious picture and wanted to share it with you.
Thinking about this picture, I was reminded of last Saturday when a lady asked me, "What do you grow?" She probably meant in our garden, but I said what popped in my mind first: "Children!" It has been my privilege to have and raise children and spend more time with them than most parents get to, because of homeschooling them. I love each one of them so much and as 3 John 1:4 says, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
Growing children is a lot like growing a garden.
You have to prepare the soil.
You have to plant good things.
You have to weed out the bad things.
You have to wait for a harvest.
You have joy along the way as you see the growth.
Randy, Tim, Jeffrey, Beth, Jason, and Emily: You bring me joy! I love you all!

3 comments:

The Dickinsons said...

This is a beautiful post!

Laura said...

Ditto to Heather's comment!

Marianne Brown said...

Love this post! And now four years out - another benefit is sharing your product with others and finding it brings them joy. I'm reaping the benefit of your labors! Blessings on all of you.