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A Child’s Love

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

It was a bright sunny day in the month of April. The scourging temperatures already setting a tone for the day. A vibrant eighteen-year-old ran down the steps into the embracing arms of her father. “Happy Birthday honey,” he said with a big smile.

“Guess what? We are going out on a father-daughter date tonight.”

“A date?” Certainly not how she wanted to spend her birthday evening.

“ Here is some money, get your hair done.” I knew what that meant. It simply meant look your best.

Later that evening. I got all dressed up, ready to go on my date. As I came down the steps my dad commented on how beautiful I looked. He treated me like a princess. He opened the door of the house and even the door of the car.

He took me to one of the most expensive restaurants in the city. The evening couldn’t have been better! As we prepared to leave, my dad looked right into my eyes, “

Honey, don’t ever let any guy treat you less than this”.

That was the priceless wisdom of the evening. Thanks, dad!

Proverbs 24:3

Through wisdom, a house is built, and by understanding, it is established. By knowledge, the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Ok, ladies let’s start from the bottom.

Knowledge is information. Understanding is the comprehension of that information. Wisdom is the application of the information to every life situation.

Got it?

We all have a picture of what a perfect family should look like. But be careful, because pictures could be deceptive. It shows a side that we want to inject on the viewer. As parents, we are the first picture of love that a child sees. We are the first storybook that they read. This love, this first book can greatly determine or dictate the path a child chooses in life. It’s deep! Children are one of the most precious gifts that any parents could have.

How are you protecting your priceless jewels?

I recently heard someone ask a question, “How does a sculptor carve something so beautiful out of a rock?” The sculptor responded, “I don’t carve something out of a rock, I see an image and carve the rock off the image.” Wow!

I guess my question is what image are we carving or portraying on the hearts of our children.

Yes, we live in challenging times. It’s difficult! Hmmm!

I guess it is, when you do the heavy lifting alone. I personally have been on a roller coaster journey when it comes to the kids. It was exhausting.

For a moment I thought the world was against me.

I judged myself as a mother.

What was I doing wrong? I knew something had to give.

That something was probably me.

I decide to trust each one of my kids, not because they were worthy of my trust, but because I decided to trust God.

I began to pray and apply the word of God to every situation.

As I prayed, I began to see the IMAGE, the likeness of God.

It’s never too late to fill your home with precious and pleasant riches.

Always keep the lines of communication open with your kids .

Let them know ,that no matter what happens out there, they can walk right through your door.

Let them know and feel the love that you have for them.

Most of all, let them know, you are always covering them in prayers.

I humbly say I now take my boys out on dinner dates.

The rules change here though; I still get to be treated like a princess!

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