Usually when you purchase anything it comes with instructions. Some are pictures, which are my favorite, & others come with explicit, technically written instructions. Those are the ones I can almost guarantee will have parts left over!
The funny thing, that aside from the book of the ages, the Bible, there are no instructions handed to you when you leave the hospital with your newborn child. You are left to figure things out on your own or solicit advice from others. Parenting skills differ & unless you are associated with people who give solid, character based, advice it can be a scary ride! Then…..each child is different so what worked with one, may not be applicable to the other. There is, however, an assuring constant. Learning & applying basic parental boundaries will allow our children to thrive an any culture or environment.
Even though my own kids have families of their own, I am extremely fortunate to associate with women of integrity who offer marvelous advice. Many of whom have multiple children, busy lifestyles, partner with their husbands in business & simply live life to the fullest. Schedules, discipline & practical applications of raising children to honor parents, worship God, & serve humanity are included for anyone to glean wisdom from. As a mentor, leader, coach I purpose to soak up these instructions that I may convey it to others.
I am sharing the post from one of my amazing mentors, Terri Brady. Her examples, stories, & passion to be the woman God designed her to be is unparalleled in the world today. I love, admire, & respect her immensely. Feel free to read her other posts as well & you will see why she shines in our organization!
After all…..the greatest reward a mother could aspire to is best said in Proverbs 31:27-29
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Blessings & please click on the link below to read Terri’s post.