Monday, February 05, 2007

An Unbelievably Proud Dad

We never know if the messages that we are trying to convey to our children are getting through. I want my children to value the rewards of divesture. I am not great at this myself, and yet I try to convey the attitude as much as possible. However, last night after homework my five year old showed me that at least some element of this teaching has seeped in. So sit back and hear my story.

It was about 8:45 last night and my daughter and I were on the brink of a war. We needed to learn to recognize 6 words. The issue was she was NOT even trying, and I was ready to SCREAMMMMMMMM! So I offered here $1 when she could answer all 6 words. Amazingly, all 6 words were recognized and identified within 5 minutes.

So with all words identified I gave her the dollar and we got ready for her to go to bed. After I had her in bed and the bible read, prayers said, stuffed animal cuddled, I brought the dollar into her bedroom that she had left in the living room and asked her what she wanted me to do with it. She said, “Put it in the orphan’s can.”

I was overwhelmed with pride. $1 and she wanted to give it to the orphans at Schultz-Lewis. I was tearing up as I placed the dollar in the can!

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