In 2013 my oldest daughter graduated from high school. **gulp** I am amazed at how fast time flew. It seemed like just yesterday, I was teaching her to talk! But I was in a different season now … I had to teach her how to become an adult while she was still a “child” or teenager. It is such a fine line. What do you share/teach, yet still keep them innocent? How do you show them that there are horrible things in the world, yet not scare them to death?!? After praying about it, I felt the best way to go about that was to teach both of my children to listen to their instinct or gut. I would constantly tell them, if something feels off, then it is. Trust yourself. Listen to what God is telling you or even screaming at you. Even when everything else seems “normal”, if your gut says something is off, trust it. As Brianna got closer to graduating high school and going off to live on her own at college, I would constantly test her on if she was listening to her “Holy Spirit” alarm. She began to learn to trust herself. While she still has lots to learn about trusting herself (as we all do), she has learned that she really can trust herself and God. All she has to do is LISTEN.
Here is a layout I created with her graduation pictures:
So let’s see your “letter”! When you have finished your page make sure to share it with us in the forum. We have so much to teach our children! Putting it in writing is a great way for them to always remember the lesson taught. 🙂
Heidi is a CT member for TDP and has been scrapping for 17 years. Her passions include dark chocolate, photography of her family and reading Christian fiction. When not doing one of these activites, she can be found working at an elementary school library or enjoying being a SAHM.