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Making the Most of Monday: Listening to Your Kids


If you are new to the magazine, Making the Most of Monday is a regular part of our features. Mondays  signify one important thing, a fresh start. It's like a new years resolution at the start of every week.

Hopefully by Monday you've taken some off time during the weekend to rejuvenate, spend quality time with loved ones and friends, which makes Monday your chance to really get to work and make the most of your week.





It seems like I've been in a heart tugging mood lately. Just recently my oldest son and I went to the grocery store together. I like to have him come along, he's such a good helper at the store. Usually when it is just the two of us, he's the one who remembers my list. Ya know, the one I wrote out and left on the counter at home.

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As soon as we hit the door, he started chatting and didn't stop until we left the store. I laughed and smiled and laughed some more. He's such a detail oriented kid and I'm constantly amazed at all the things he remembers and things that interest him. During these moments I feel God is really speaking to my heart and telling me I'm doing a good job. I've taken him out of the box that the school was putting him in and he's growing and expanding his brain in a way God meant for it to grow. Please know I'm not saying all schools are this way, I know a lot of them aren't and are full of caring teachers not wrapped up in testing and money. I'm just talking about my boy.

On our way home he said something that really tugged at my heart. He said, " Mom, I know what I want to be when I grow up. I just don't know if it is what God wants me to be, a Lego designer". I told him, "You never know son. God could want you to be a Lego designer. He may put you in an office with people who need Him and you may be the one to share Christ with them".  

Conversations like these remind me I need to spend more one on one time with each of my children. They need that connection with me. They have heartfelt feelings and glorious desires that are often overlooked during a mundane homeschool week.

This week, I'm encouraging you to listen to your kids. Spend a little one on one time with them. It may tug at your heart and give you joy like it has given me.

Have a great week!

xoxo Gabreial



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