08 December 2008
it's his turn now!
the hawkins girls always had this picture in our bedroom growing up. i love the sweetness of it so much.
a little while ago i ordered it from here for my children to have in their room as they grow up. it was delivered a couple of days ago and i cant wait until we get a good frame for it. i cant think of any better art work for my child's room and i hope he feels feelings of peace and happiness as i did when he looks at it. i dont know how much of what i try to teach him he even understands at this stage of life, but i think small things like putting a picture up on his wall are a step in the right direction.
it made me think of this encouraging quote from elder m. russell ballard:
"Our children do not grow to full physical stature suddenly. In like manner, their spiritual growth takes place over time. This development might be compared to erecting a block building. The walls are formed block by block with a strong mortar holding each block to the others. We could give these building blocks names, such as bedtime stories, listening to a child pray, tucking a child in bed at night, and a quiet review of the day’s activities. Other blocks could be pleasant dinner conversations, praise for tasks well done, birthday parties, and family outings. Others could be doing your chores, being kind to one another, reading from the scriptures together, serving others, and saying I love you. Still other blocks could be learning to work, taking responsibility, respecting elders, singing together, doing homework, attending Primary, and honoring the Sabbath day. Even larger blocks are family home evening, respecting and honoring the priesthood, and family prayer.
A vast array of such beautiful building blocks that are placed carefully can form a fortress of faith that the tidal waves of worldly distraction and evil cannot breach. These blocks are held together with a mortar called love: love of Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ, love of parents, love for each other, love for choosing the good."
it's from 1991, but seems more relevant than ever in todays world. if you have a minute, i would really suggest going here for some uplift it made me happy and inspired today...hope it makes you happy and inspired too!