Saturday, April 18, 2009

Make a BIG DEAL!

Here is a core value of my parenting journey thus far:

Make a BIG DEAL out of the SMALL THINGS, but the RIGHT THINGS!

That does not mean, make a big deal out of their mistakes. That does not mean overreact unnecessarily when they mess up. I am not an advocate for the whole mountain out of molehill thing.

Here is what I mean:

Ooh and ahhh with them over their firsts! First zoo trip, first Ferris wheel ride, first honor roll, first time on the stage at church or get the point. Make a big deal out of small things. Why? Because they ARE a big deal to our kids!

It's the same thing that the Lord does for us. He regularly says..."If it is important to you, then it's important to me. If it is a big deal to you, then it is a big deal to me!"

Well, this morning, Davis experienced his first sunrise at the beach with his Daddy. We ooh'd and ah'd and made a big deal out of it! I LOVE SUNRISES! Here are a few of the pics. I love the one that I accidentally caught of the bird. God is so good to show us his glory every single morning.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful sunrise! You've got a way with the camera, as we know. I especially like the last two.


Noah said...

Yeah, I like to use the camera...but need lessons. Thanks for the compliment though.