The Truest Education

I love this quote from Ann Voskamp on today's post, How To {Help} Raise Grateful Kids....

Because what will the math really matter if they are bitter? If the house is immaculate — but my attitude a mess? If they can count — but they don’t know how to count all things as joy? If we get the lists done, but have lost happiness in Him? How can any grammar skill outweigh the fact they don’t know the language of grace and thanks? What good will it be if they can recite all the major British battles — but they don’t know to see beauty? What am I teaching our children if I’m not living simply, quietly this: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Phil. 4:8). Focusing on what is beautiful, good, true –isn’t this the truest education?

We just might have a tulip garden of gratitude blooming in our home soon too! ;)

For now we have a tent (aka princess palace) in the middle of our livingroom. In case you didn't already know, this is a wonderful way to keep the kiddies busy and imaginative and a lot less whiney on a rainy day!

Do you know the password?!

Princess Piper relaxing in the royal palace.

Tait making a silly face for the camera! Why be the princess when you can be the jester??

So even though I don't have a tulip to write it on, I am grateful for ...

A playful diversion on an under-the-weather sort of day.

Watching a 3 year old's imagination soar!

The silliness that results from 2 sisters sharing such a small space and sharing a single crown!

Getting to be the hero who comes to the rescue when the royal roof collapses or when there is disunity in the kingdom!

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Anonymous said...

I still remember making tents like this when I was little - this is where memories come from!

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