This week, we traveled 1,200 miles to see our family. We saw my family briefly on Monday after traveling through the night Sunday night, and we have been with my husband’s family the rest of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We will have a lot of time next week with my family as we will go with them to visit my grandma in Michigan.
I am so thankful for the kindness of the family I married into. They are very different than my family. They are not believers nor do they go to church anywhere. They have made choices I could never agree with; yet they love and support us — even though they would not fit into our lifestyle or even really understand it. They give their money and time and do not bring up our differences.
This week not only have we spent a lot of time with family, but we are trying to clean out my mother-in-law’s garage (and another garage). As I was cleaning out the garage, I found several old Ideal magazines. When we moved to Florida last year, I threw out a huge still picture file that I had collected for teaching purposes. I regretted it a few times this past year as I made bulletin boards for my classroom. So last night, I went through the magazines and tore out pictures I may be able to use eventually.
One of the pages was titled “Beatitudes for Parents.” I thought you might like some of these:
Blessed are those parents who make their peace with spilled milk and with mud, for of such is the kingdom of childhood.
Blessed is the parent who engages not in the comparison of his child with others, for precious unto each is the rhythm of his own growth.
Blessed are the fathers and mothers who have learned laughter, for it is the music of the child’s world.
Blessed and wise are those parents who understand the goodness of time, for they make it not a sword that kills growth but a shield to protect.
Blessed and mature are they who without anger can say “no”, for comforting to the child is the security of firm decisions.
Blessed is the gift of consistency, for it is heart’s-ease in childhood.
Blessed are they who accept the awkwardness of growth, for they are aware of the choice between marred furnishings and damaged personalities.
Blessed are the teachable, for knowledge brings understanding, and understanding brings love.
Blessed are the men and women who in the midst of the unpromising mundane, give love, for they bestow the greatest of all gifts to each other, to their children, and—in an ever-widening circle—to their fellow men.
Since I’m literally falling asleep typing this, I am going to close until next week! I pray that you are able to have a fun week with your family!
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