What it's about:

In my blog I will be sharing insight to the world of motherhood through my eyes. Giving practical and spiritual encouragement through my experiences. I will share precious moments and thoughts that have stirred me to stay focused on what is important in life....loving my children and allowing them to experience God. I LOVE BEING A MOM....but I also love that along the way I can help others enjoy it as much as I do!

Monday, March 21, 2011

No matter what age....your children can know and experience God!

One of my favorite moments is putting my daughter to bed. After all our rituals that lead up to P.J's, tickles, and kisses we head to Hannah's room. I sit in my favorite place....the rocking chair next to her bed.  Most of the time Ben prays while sitting on the ottoman in front of me. He thanks God for all the blessings in our lives, gives praises to the One that deserves it all, ask God for more of Him in every area of our lives.... Meanwhile Hannah is snuggled in my arms in a cradle position with her head tucked up next to my chest. She has one thumb in her mouth and stares at daddy as he prayers. Once he is finished he gives her a soft kiss on her forehead and tells her how important she is and how she is going to change the world! She snuggles closer to me takes her thumb out of her mouth and says, "sing?" I smile....."Yes Hannah, lets sing to Jesus." (My favorite part) Why? B/c even though I can worship and listen to music in the house or in my car or even go to church where everyone is worshiping in song....this is different. During this time I have a special moment with my child and our Creator. I get to truly experience an encounter that is different than any other. I get to embrace God while my child feels and sees our connection. She experiences God's goodness, His glory, and His love as I show her what worshiping our Creator is like. Your connections with God however they look or whatever they are, are so vital for your children to see. You are showing them the Joy of living! It is not played up or a show....it is your natural expressions with God that creates an atmosphere for your children to see and know God. As they grow up they will adapt and create their own experiences with God, but take all they have learned from you, with them. :)

A mom who is learning as she grows....

5 comments:

Bethany said...

that is so good Heather!!!! I love that! Bed time cuddles are the best moments to ponder everything that is good in life, and to give God thanks!!!! Great blog

Heather said...

Thanks Bethany...your so encouraging! :) See you tomorrow!

Shadia said...

Beautiful, Heather! Just beautiful!

Heather said...

Thanks Shadia! <3 YOU!

Ben said...

Outstanding!