This is quite a rare moment. Both girls are actually asleep. Both girls were very tired and fought their sleep, but after about 45 minutes of jumping back and forth from each little one's room, they finally gave into their sleep.
Well, I just got off the phone with DearHubby asking for his permission to purchase 2 books from Amazon.com. After the girls fell asleep, I went to Amazon.com to do a little research on childrearing books. It's ironic that I want to move away from man's ideas about childrearing and yet the first place I run to is another book written by man. However, the book I want to purchase is Hints on Child Training: A Book That's Been Helping Parents Like You...for More Than 100 Years by Henry Clay Trumbull. I have heard this book recommended before and this book receives a 5 stars customer review on Amazon.com. I need the help. The other book I want to purchase is The Child's Story Bible by Catherine F. Vos. I also have heard that this is a great children's Bible, not only good for children, but also for adults.
Last night I was reminiscing back to my college days, especially to 2 occasions where I spent time with 2 wonderful Christian families. I often think back to my time with them because these 2 families epitomized, for me, what a Christian family is like. As I reminisced back to these families last night, I focused my thoughts back to the Mrs. of each home and I thought that one reason these homes were so warm and loving is because the Moms of these homes were so warm and loving. Their main concern towards their children was to express love to them, but not even for the children's sake, but because they loved God. I could tell that the love these 2 moms, whom I adored too, had for their children flowed out of their love for God. As I thought about these moms, I thought, "that is the kind of mom I want to be."
One thing I remember most about these moms is how they sat with their children, even their college aged children, and opened up the Bible with them. One of the moms did it in the morning when the children first got up. The other mom did it some time during the day...Yet, they opened the Bible and talked about God and what He did for His children.
So, I stayed up last night until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer, just thinking about what it is I want to change in my relationship with my children and how I want to change it. It first starts with God and where else to find Him than in His Word.
I was tempted to go to the mall to find just any children's story Bible, but I decided to be patient. Now, I am looking forward to receiving The Child's Story Bible and am looking forward to worshiping God together with MyGirls. In the mean time, I've decided to introduce some old time hymns to DearDaughter1. Today we learned about Reginald Heber and his hymn "Holy Holy Holy." Mr. Heber thought that God should be talked about and talked to in an awe-ful manner. Therefore, he started off the hymn with the word "holy" because he thought that "holy" was the best word to describe God, a word used in the Bible by angels when they sang about God. God is holy; He is set apart!