Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Into the future....

Today I am raising my daughter (and my sons). 'Tomorrow' she will be raising her children. I have been studying Proverbs 31 (yeah, that woman we love to hate). It has been GOOD for me... I have growing to do. Right now the convicting question that I am hearing the Holy Spirit asking me is: "Am I spending my time the way I hope Robyn spends hers while she is raising my grandchildren?" !!! Answer: YIKES!! Some days, yes. Other days, NO.

How is she seeing and experiencing me spend my days. Am I spending more time nurturing them or being 'busy'? Do they see too much of the back of my head while I am on the computer?? Do they feel like they are interrupting me while I am busy at tasks?? Do I make them feel second fiddle to all the things I do? Am I more focused on ME or THEM?? Am I wasting precious time I have with them?? Am I TRAINING her up to be the home manager of her home?? Am I equipping her with the tools and skills she will need? By watching me does she know what is the most important?? ON and ON the questions go!

I have always heard that things are 'caught not taught' when it comes to parents passing things on to their children. How am I measuring up?? The Proverbs 31 does not 'Eat the bread of idleness'... do I?? Hard questions.... Am I being WISE in the way I use my days, my energy, my resources??

To read more please visit Tammi, for the True Woman series. I haven't kept up with it like I should... but I am doing a Proverbs 31 study with my Friday morning 'mom's group'. Proverbs 31 is such a GOOD study... not pain free, but good! Do you love her?? I am starting to......

Have a BLESSED day, BE a BLESSING!
Heather

7 comments:

ValleyGirl said...

ACK, too many convicting questions, Heather!!!

I struggle with these same ones, especially since starting a second blog and even this Bible study. I know the time I actually spend here at the computer blogging and reading the blogs of others could easily be contained in the girls' post-bedtime hours, and yet I fritter away SO MUCH OF MY DAY here instead. So many of my precious few hours with my daughters....

Okay. Turning this thing OFF right now!!!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts this week.

Leanne said...

First...Robyn looks beautiful in that picture...and second, any shortcomings you might have are truly secondary to the wonderful example of godliness that you are. Of course, we all have areas of improvement, but I KNOW she is watching a woman who loves the Lord and loves her family...
EXCELLENT POST!

Nancy M. said...

These are some areas I really need to work on too! I am starting with one at a time to make it easier. So far, I am doing pretty good.

Pamela said...

Great thoughts and questions. As summer is here, I need to make a more conscious effort to spend my time wisely being with the kids and nurturing them into the kind of people God wants them to be.

Heidi said...

Thank you so much for your kinds words!! They are greatly appreciated.. I have missed you on my blog btw.. I always looked forward to seeing the 'hand and the bowl' as Big Son called it! LOL

Susanne said...

Love that!! "Caught, not taught"... WOW! That's a convicting thought. I love how you shared your personal experiences. Praying that HE continues to bless you in this study.

Cara Putman said...

Ouch!