Monday, January 21, 2008

Winter Time Smore's

We made smore's last night over the gas flame of the Wolf stove. Although the kids enjoyed it entirely, the gooey treats just didn't taste as good as i remembered they had "back in the day". I think it was the smell of the smokey campfire and the feel of crispy sun kissed cheeks and damp hair, and the breezy white capped sight of lake Michigan that I really missed. The memories of childhood can be so vivid sometimes can't they? I had a good childhood full of pleasant memories of an intact family that loved me, and protected me. I was taught to know and love God, obey his commandments, and follow his teaching. i am so grateful for that heritage and the gift it was to receive that knowledge at such a young age. I fear I often take it for granted and forget the blessing that my families' love, and an early commitment to my Savior has afforded me. I know my children will all have fond memories of their childhoods, already when Dakota comes home from college we reminisce about "the good ol' days" when he was a knobbie kneed serious toe headed boy with a fiercely competitive spirit. be warned young mothers that they do not always remember things exactly as you might, and not only the 'good times', if you know what I mean?? Although my three year old baby's memories will be very different then her 19 year old brothers, it is my hope that they will all look back with fondness at a time full of love and security, but more then that , one steeped in a love for our Almighty redeemer, Jesus.

Oh God, You have taught me

from my youth,

And I still declare Your

wondrous deeds.

and even when I am old and

gray,do not forsake me,

Until I declare Your strength to

this generation,

Your power to all who are to come.

For your righteousness, O God,

reaches to the heavens,

You who have done great things:

O God who is like you?
Psalm 72: 17-19


Mette said...

The girls seem to have great time. I love childres laugh. I hope you are well. Hugs Mette

thehomespunheart said...

I love the smiles on the girls faces! Obviously having fun!

Last night, while going to sleep - I thought about your post and prayed that my girls would grow up remembering a childhood "steeped in a love for our Almighty redeemer, Jesus" - thank you.