I turned the camera on while we were doing our morning basket today at the park in our marina. The sea gulls were really loud. I couldn’t hear everything in the footage. It didn’t matter. I watched all three pieces.
When I watched the recordings this evening I was able to cherish the events of today that much more. It’s one of the benefits I suppose of owning a family You Tube Channel. It did a few good things for me. I will name a few:
- It made me realized how much the Lord is blessing our little family. The picture I had before me was magnificent! Filled with joy laughter, freedom. Filled with His love, mercy and grace. How thankful I am to be able to fulfill my promises to God to raise them unto the Lord!
1 John 3:4
“I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. “
- Watching the footage also showed me some of my children’s own quirks from a new lens. I got to see how they were holding their pencils, how their posture was, what distracted them during read aloud times, and more.
“Train up a child in the way he should go,Proverbs 22:6
Even when he is old he will not depart from it. “
- It also made me realize how smooth school can run with just a simple change of scenery. We all need that sometimes. And I’m so happy winter hibernation is over! The sun was out and it was a beautiful hot day. It lifted my mood for the whole rest of the day. I think I was even more productive due to my change in mood. Sunshine, fresh air, chasing toddlers in the breeze. It’s all so needed. And sometimes it can be hard to come by in the winter.
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?”
- Watching today’s most important events made me realize how much I need to keep doing this with my children. It has forced be to see how important it is that I put it high on our list of priorities. We weren’t just making family memories, spending time outside, or homeschooling. Most importantly, we were dwelling in God’s word as a family. In the future, I hope to intentionally add more moments like these to our home school day.
The highest priority we parents have is to raise our children to love the Lord. I want the experience of diving into the Word to be among their favorites. May they think back this time of fellowship with fondness and joy as they reflect on how their relationship with the Savior began!
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.2 Timothy 3: 14-15