We recently heard someone talking about being a parent and one thing they said really resonated with us:
"I want to prepare my children for a lifetime of service to God."
We named our boys after mighty men of God. Both of these men in the bible lived lives devoted to God. They saw God work and heard Him speak in incredible ways. That is our prayer for our kids- lives devoted to Him, watching Him at work and responding to His voice.
We've become increasingly aware that as parents, we're called to not only care for our kids, teach them, train them, show love to them, and protect them, but we've also got to demonstrate what it looks like to give the whole of our lives to God.
We've got so much to learn. That's why we want to hear from you...
What is your favorite parenting quote, your best parenting advice, your favorite memory as a parent, or the one thing you really hope for your kids (or grandkids or future children)?
Don't be a stranger now, let us hear it in the comments below! We'll choose one random comment from this blog and one from Facebook and the winners will each receive their choice of resource(s) up to $30 from www.shopfamilylife.com. If you've got more than one piece of advice/quote/memory, be sure to leave multiple comments to increase your chances to win!
By the way, here's one more parenting quote that has also resonated with with us recently:
"Raising a toddler is like running the blender without the lid on." -Seinfeld