Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nurturing the Mommy Instinct


I've noticed recently that J is getting a lot of enjoyment from helping with her younger brother & sister. She has even been doing thoughtful things for her older brother.  I want to make sure that I help nurture this side of her by helping her come up with ways to serve her siblings. She loves to read to C and play ring-around-the-rosy with N.
I realize this starts with modeling a servant's heart.That is a character trait I strive to show her.

"Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God" Titus 2:4-5

I know there are many who will find this verse not politically correct but I believe it is God's will for me as a mother to my daughter. These characteristics need to be practiced daily in order to become part of who we are.  It is so fun for me to see this part of J blossoming and I pray I can help her develop it.



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8 comments:

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

I think that's a beautiful verse. I do like doing things for my husband, but admit that sometimes I don't always have the happiest heart about it. This is a good reminder. :-)

Sarah beth said...

How sweet, love that verse!

New reader here, I love your blog!

Sarah beth

Kristine said...

I agree with you and I love that verse! You have a beautiful family! Rock on Momma!

Amy H. said...

Beautiful post. Personal opinion coming, bible verse need to be interrupted into life today, and I think as a mother you need to recognize those things about our children that set them apart and if nurturing is J's thing, then to support and teach her is the best thing you can do as a mother. So much props for finding those qualities in your children and helping them heighten them.

XOXOX
thanks for linking I loved reading your post.
Smooches.
Amy

britt {K} ann said...

LOVE the verse so much! you have a beautiful family!

Brooke said...

how rare these days for children to put others first. definitely an incredible testiment to her parents! :)

Hespyhesp said...

Beautiful post. I'm not the most religious person in the world, but I can still identify with it's importance. Very nice!

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

I worry that politically correct has averted some to not loving and nurturing others. To cream corn with that, we all need guidance and love to nurture and to protect the precious in our life. What a wonderful post. Thank you for the reminder. ~Kelly

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