Sunday, May 19, 2013

wishing flowers

I am looking forward to the end of school with a fierceness. Now that it's close I can't wait to have some (mostly) empty days to do some adventuring. We were out and about and stopped by an orchard in Provo since there are always dear out for the kids to ooh and aah over. There were plenty of "wishing flowers" to blow and long aisles between trees to run through. 
Her plump lips kill me. She's such a dream to me. 

I read this quote from L. Elizabeth Krueger's book, "Raising Godly Tomatoes." I liked it. 
“Make your wifehood and motherhood your top priority everyday. I don't just mean that you should stop and entertain your children whenever they want. Step back and look at the big picture. What do they need for the future? Do they need their mom to sit and read with them right now so that they can feel loved and secure and able to have that same love to share with their children in the future? Or are they already feeling that way, and right now need to help you do the dishes instead, so they can learn to think of others and to be giving and caring? Always think of what is best for your children in the long run. And remember to observe and know each individual child and their individual needs. And yes, sometimes they do need to learn to just sit and be quiet and not disturb you while you handle something important beside them. If you do this , you will have the equipment to help you not be irritated with your children. If you view them as your top priority, then how can you be irritated when they interrupt you from a lesser priority? And if you enjoy them, as you will if you are raising them as God intends you to, then their interruptions will be a pleasure not a pain.”

1 comment:

  1. I love this. Such a sweet, sweet picture of the baby (who keeps getting bigger!) The quote is perfect. I needed that for today.


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