I must admit, following my refresher course in Exuberance of Youth 101 last week, I am in awe of all the young mothers who take it in stride every day.
After I returned granddaughter #1 to her family last Wednesday, I received a plea for scrapbook tutoring for granddaughter #2. She arrived on Friday, loaded with papers, glue and expectations. The book needed to be complete by Saturday night.
We worked... I mean we worked hard!
Because it's for 4-H, she did all the work... I just pointed, cut and suggested possibilities.
When we needed a break, Emma went straight to her first love...
One break was spent outside breathing in some fresh air. Emma found and picked the final mulberries. During another break, she made a velvety smooth mulberry sauce for ice cream. Yummo!
No, we didn't finish the scrapbook. She went home with three pages of raw materials - and lots of experience. Judging from the finished part of the book, she'll do just fine.
Right now, I sit in my quiet house and renew my vow to pray for all of you who live with exuberant children. It is a fine calling.
Teach them Jesus.
Jesus said... Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God... and He took them up in His arms, and put His hands upon them, and blessed them. Mark 10:14 and 16