Today, my son decided to wake me up before eight so I could go shopping with him. You know, that in itself was strange because often, boys would rather shop by themselves. And at every stop, I watched how the sales--people, were so eager to help us. They smiled, chit-chatted, gave coupons, and this was the old and the young. I watched him saying, "Yes ma'am," to girls who were probably younger than him. And, I also watched their smiles, as if they were looking at something different.
He really is.
I found myself staring at him, mesmerized by the same qualities as those girls.
I never opened my own door, and he held open every door for his mother.
Even as I write now, I'm blushing so hard.
Not because I'm such a proud mother and he's such a gentleman (he actually gets that from his dad). But, because I can just see God all over him.
Every time he spoke, or walked the stores singing, all eyes went straight to him.
I'm grateful knowing that when my work on earth is done, my legacy will live on.
I'm saying all of this to say, "There's beauty in training your children in the Lord." The Bible says, "If you train them up in the Lord, and when they are old, they will not depart from it." You can not wait until they are twenty-two, and then demand that they talk to you like they have sense.
It starts when they are two!
So, if you've ever wondered how I get three children, who love the Lord, all have multiple degrees, smart, loving, and wise...it's because we trained them in the Lord.