Friday, May 14, 2010

Legacy

This past Thursday was our last MOPS Bible Study of this year until September. I missed the first half of the study so I was able to get the DVD and start at the beginning.

Legacy Living from Day One
How we as moms live today will impact our tomorrows.

It's really made me think. What legacy do I want to leave? What do I want my children to remember? How do I want them to be?

Aubrey is an incredible little girl. I really enjoy reading bible stories with her, trying to use things as an example as to how we should live life and respond to certain situations. I want so badly for her to take these things and use them and grow into a child that loves and obeys God. I wasn't raised in a Christian home, and I want more than anything for my children to be raised that way. When I was growing up we celebrated Christmas and Easter. Christmas Eve Santa came and left gifts. No mention of Jesus. Easter was all about dyeing eggs, Easter baskets, and chocolate that was in the their. Conrad and I decided that our children would know the true meaning of those holidays and we would celebrate what they were. I want to pray with my children before meals and before bed.

I want to be a good wife to Conrad. I want to be an example to my children of what a healthy marriage is.

I want to be a good mother to my children.

I want my children to grow up and love God.

"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6:6-9

I want my children to know that I am living for God. He is the God that I serve. I want to lead my children by example.

One thing I have learned throughout going through this study is that this is a process. Motherhood and parenting is a process. No one out there is perfect. There is only one perfect person and that's Jesus.