Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pass the Torch Tuesday

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Pass the Torch Tuesday is an opportunity for bloggers to celebrate the ways they see kids/young people doing things RIGHT, as well as the ways in which adults pass them the torch. These are the little things we witness everyday.

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We all enjoyed supper together tonight. After supper my kids (who had not had a snack, and had not complained:) ) asked if they could be excused and then returned and put their dish up to the sink then my daughter returned and put my plate on the counter and gave the dogs each a scrap of meat.
I know that this is simply manners. Manners make life a better experience for all though. I am so loved when they do these things. It leaves me with a since of life will go well for them. That is a great gift.

4 comments:

Denise said...

Your children are such lovely gifts from God.

Kelly - PTT said...

I love this. It is such a simple thing. But aren't those the things, when linked together, that make such a beautiful life experience? Thanks so much for sharing the ways you pass the torch to your kids.

I hope you'll join us again soon!

childlife said...

This is so sweet! Manners are a big deal at our house too - I reference Emily Post so often that my four-year-old seems to think she is my invisible friend : )

kailani said...

It just goes to show how well you're raising them.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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