My princess is turning six this week. It’s been a joy to watch her grow and change. As we raise her, we are striving diligently to cultivate growth in a variety of areas including spiritual, physical, emotional, academic, domestic/future-homemaking, athletic, family relationship, social, and presentation. I’ve selected five of my favorite skills she’s achieved to highlight.
As you read, I hope you will take a moment and celebrate your own child’s milestones from this year – whatever they may be. Not every five-turning-six-year-old needs to hit the same milestones. God has created all of our children wonderfully unique with different strengths and talents. Let’s not compare our children to each other. Instead, let’s use those natural giftings to develop well-rounded children who bring glory to Jesus.
Grace’s Top Five skills:
Skill #1 (Academic) Reading
What a life skill! It has literally opened up a whole new world. She uses the skill to memorize Bible verses on her own, and she has even read some of God’s Word by herself. Being more able to entertain herself is a nice bonus.
Skill #2 (Future-homemaking) Mopping floor
This chore has helped her make real contributions to our family. She actually enjoys the work and the praise she gets from a job well done.
Skill #3 (Athletic) Swimming skills
While this is her second season on swim team, she made huge strides in becoming competitive this year. Not only is confident swimming a life-survival skill, it opens up the door to tons of fun!
Skill #4 (Family) Entertaining baby
Grace has become quite the little Mama’s helper. She entertains the baby, feeds him, and performs various other helper tasks. My heart is touched by the way she is learning to care for others.
Skill #5 (Presentation) Presenting herself through recitals
Through participating in piano and ice skating recitals this year, Grace has learned how to properly present herself to others and gained appropriate self-confidence.
What skills are you celebrating today? Please share in the comments.
Link parties I love: Literacy Musing Monday, Mom 2 Mom, Mama Moments, Manic Mondays,Life of Faith, Raising Homemakers, Titus 2sdays, Missional Women, Wise Woman, Tell It To Me Tuesdays, Works for me Wednesdays, Coffee and Conversation,Hearts for Home, Mom’s Library, The Mommy Club, and Grace and Truth.