Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Rite of Passage Milestones
Certain milestones are extra special.... ones that are the "Rite of Passage" kind, marking a definitive step towards adulthood. The 'Special Plate' has been put to a lot of use lately! Three of our four children have passed such milestones in the last week. Wesley went to work with Chris for the first time.... becoming a working man! Robyn has smooth legs!!! She is officially a leg shaver!! Ethan lost his first tooth!
Each one of these milestones merited a family celebration.... building memories, enjoying their journey from child to adult!!
How do you celebrate milestones? Any fun ideas you could share??
Creating 'Rites of Passage' has to be done as a family, our culture has vastly reduced the number it recognizes. Kids resort to drinking, smoking, drugs, petty crimes and s*x to feel 'grown up'. It is my desire to give my children many affirmations of their increasing maturity so that they don't have to create it for themselves. Celebrating their milestones is worth every effort. It is my belief that children will live up to expectations... expect great things and they will give them to us. It is a blessing to a child to expect great things of them.
Have a BLESSED day, BE a BLESSING!