Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Influence on a Sponge


 She is at the age of imitation. 
She duplicates my mannerisms.
  She copies her older sister's fashion and speech. 
She mimics heroines in movies.
  She is a sponge, soaking up the worldview and culture which we set before her. 
We are modeling the image of woman that will shape her philosophy.

It is terrifying and motivating all at once.



"What we want to do with our children is not merely
control them and keep them in order,
but implant true principles deep in their hearts
which shall rule their whole lives; 
to shape their character from within into Christlike beauty,
and to make of them noble men and women, strong for battle and duty. 
They are to be trained rather than governed.
  Growth of character, not merely good behavior, 
is the object of all home governing and teaching. 
Therefore, the home influence is far more important than the home laws,
and the parents' lives are of more moment than their teachings." 
- J. R. miller-Homemaking pg 107

2 comments:

Shannon Aprille said...

I've just discovered your blog, and I am so glad I did. You have a beautiful family. May God continue to pour His blessings on you all. Thank you for sharing, I'm going to look for the Proverbs book that you use for school and the Homemaking one as well.
In Him,
Shannon

Finding Balance mommy said...

Oh, thank you so much for the reminder! I know that but it's always an encouragement to hear it again. My baby girl is 6 and I see so much of myself in her...the good and not so good at times. She acts and reacts in such similar ways to myself. Thank you.