Sunday Recreation

Ah… Sundays. We truly love Sunday. The church we attend, Grace, has a Saturday night service which we enjoy going to. This leaves our Sundays for family and a day to recreate, play and yes, sometimes work on projects around the house. I am very blessed to be married to someone who is an excellent cook and enjoys making food! Especially pancakes! This morning, my husband created some scrumptious blueberry, strawberry & chocolate chip pancakes! We had a great breakfast and savored the joy of having breakfast together and not feeling rushed to be anywhere!

After our leisure meal, the kids began to play. They invented a new game together where they set up a “post office” and Jonas was the post man. Evelyn would create notes and cards to be delivered to our “houses” within our home. They set up a little house for Elliot and would deliver mail to him as well as Daddy and to myself. This game lasted for a good 3 hours. I was amazed at how well they played and creatively used their imagination. Not once did they come and complain to us saying they were bored and didn’t have anything to do… or ask to watch T.V. Once they were done with their post office game, they moved to the outdoors as it had warmed up nicely.

Don’t get me wrong, our kids are definitely not perfect and there were rough moments in our day today, I am just sharing my humble gratitude for my children and their joy in creative free play. With all the expensive toys and games that are so prevalent, we have decided not to indulge in these items which are not a necessity. One of priorities for our children is to instill lifelong character traits, qualities that are not instilled or learned through sitting in front of a screen, playing video games, or having the latest and greatest. Learning to creatively use our imagination is seeming to become a lost value of home life for American families. We all have weak moments, our family is still learning and growing in the values we wish to instill for our home.

But if we love our children and care about the future of their families, we can keep pressing forward and learning, being stretched even ourselves as parents in our own character qualities (or poor traits). We cannot forget that no matter how old we are, there is something to be learned. I myself as a parent, must be willing to be taught… from God, others and even nature. Part of what brings me great joy is knowing that there is much to learn; a never ending wellspring of wisdom abounds within the Bible; this world we live in is full of life and experiences in which we can grow and glean knowledge; and there are people! How much have you learned in your life from being in relationship with others? God is so amazing and wonderful! He gives us multiple resources for growing in our knowledge and our wisdom. I believe He longs for all of these elements to point towards Him. In all you do, may it be for His glory!

For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.
-Psalm 57:10-11

One Response to Sunday Recreation

  • ianr says:

    I for one greatly enjoyed the “Post Office” game, and got a lot of sweet note. mostly about being loved and the Earth being for sale. So if anyone is interested in going in on me for the Earth, let me know. Thanks for organizing the picnic for us love!