This is just a few bits and pieces in the lives of the Carr Family.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Building a relationship with my daughter...
Most of you know that Kasey is almost a 10 year old. She laughs because she knows when she turns 10, a few months later, I turn 40. EEEEEKKKK!! I'm seriously struggling with that one....but as my friend Kareena says, "I digress."
Because I homeschool Kasey, we spend a whole lot of time together. Today after school, I took her to this really cool park that has a zip line. We were the only ones there and we had the best time. After we ate lunch, we gathered our stuff and headed to the zip line where we proceeded to ride and laugh our heads off. We laughed till we almost tinkled in our pants! It was that kind of funny!!
Now, I am not that fun loving kind of parent everyday (sad to say), but today was one for the books. I am praying that the Lord opens up many more doors and opportunities like today....because.....as we were walking out to the car hand in hand, Kasey began asking me some rather grown up kind of questions that little girls should ask their moms and not their friends.
It made me so happy because this has been my goal since having that little girl 10 years ago. I have prayed for the kind of relationship that has a bond that is unbreakable so when the tough times come in the teen years, that she will know and understand that her dad and I are not crazy, but we love her and are only looking out for her.
What I learned today was something so many of my friends already knew. Through having fun with your kids, you bond in a way like no other time. It opens the doors to forge that relationship that I've been earnestly praying for.
I am so thankful that my Heavenly Father opened the door for me today. K
I am happy and blessed!! I have a daughter that brings joy to my life and a husband that loves the Lord. I love being a stay at home mom and I love to play Bunco, read, workout, and spend time with my family!
Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my favorite verses. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."