To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Lovers of the Home

In Titus chapter two Paul tells Titus to teach the older women to teach the younger women to love their husbands and children and to be homemakers...one translation says literally to make them lovers of the home. Part of the joy and privilege of raising girls is to teach them to do things around the home...knowing that I am not training them to be good children but rather growing them up to be godly women who will one day have a home of their own. Emily...who is seven years old...has recently been given the responsibility to clean the kitchen after dinner some nights. She has learned well from watching her big sister and does a super job with no help from anyone.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good job Emily!!!
Good job MOM.!
Maybe Allison will have learned early to clean and help in the home. Right now, she loves helping
wash the dishes, load and unload
the dishwasher. The only problem is that when she helps take the dishes out of the dishwasher she
thinks she is suppose to pretend
to take a sip of water out of each cup that she removes before she
gives it to mommie to put up.
And when driving her car (tricycle)
around the house, she stops and takes her pretend lip gloss (her finger) and puts it on her lips.
Then she drives away.
Gotta love them. Right?
W.K.

WunderFamily said...

Emily,
I am proud of you! I don't think the boys could clean the kitchen on their own at your age! You are doing a wonderful job. You go, girl!

Mom,
I am proud of you, too! Your girls will make terrific future wives, moms, and keepers of their homes. You go, girl! :-)

Chamfam said...

Beautiful work Emily! You are growing up to be such a fine young lady! Great behavior at Sunday school too!
Super job mom!

Anonymous said...

Emily,
I am so proud of you for doing such a great job in the kitchen... You are a good worker...I love you with all my heart..
Love,
Aunt Vicki

Anonymous said...

Mom,
You have done a great job with all the kids.. Now try working on your hubby...LOL just kidding... He is your biggest kid of all..Anyway, just wanted to let you know you are doing great with your kids... I love you guys...
Love,
Vicki