Spirits of children

The spirits of children can change like the weather; one minute it can be sunshine and rainbows and the next it can be rainy with a chance of thunder. I spent this last weekend with 3 kids all under the age of 5 years old,and have had my share of those moments. Children’s spirits can change in the blink of an eye. But their spirits can be so precious and cute, “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14 NIV)
Years ago, my youth group went on a mission trip to North Carolina. On the night that they told the congregation of their adventures, I was sitting with one of my friends, Clara, who was about 6 at the time. I will never forget this, what Clara said after they’re slideshow,” I’m going on the next mission trip, I want to help. ” that touched my heart in so many I didn’t know just how many ’til I got home that night. All Clara wanted to do was help. In Matthew 19:14, Jesus tells us to be like children for the kingdom of heaven belong to such as these. He wasn’t telling us to start dressing or acting like children, but inherit their spirit. The innocent spirit that they have is something we need to acquire.

Lessons Learned

I have learned many lessons this week, while nannying in St. Simons.They inculde the following:
NEVER EVER put dish soap in an automatic dishwasher. The results my be sudsy!! Like the kitchen floor this morning, I’m told it looked like snow was covering the floor( I hate I missed that part!!) Soap suds were all in the dishwasher,let’s just say those dishes were very clean!!!

Also patience is a virtue that everyone should know. It takes time to realized how much patience a single person needs. But I need a lot!!!!

Also, only the truth can set you free!! Telling the truth will help you along this path called life. Always tell the truth!!

After spending almost 5 days with 3 kids under 5years old, I have learned that having 5 kids isn’t for me. That’s how many I wanted up ’til this weekend. Now 3 is a good number. But I’ve got time to decide(wonder if i should get my future husband’s option…I just might)

And next time, I need to have a larger suit case. And pack jeans, I was soo cold(I know this the beach, where it’s supposed to be warm. Yeah right!! The wind was wicked strong!!!)

This weekend has been full of lessons to learn. But when you mess up, learn from it and keep going. Like the songs says ” You gotta keep your head up…” In closing, My last thought for the week,is when the going gets tough,laugh. It’ll make you feel better about the situation at hand. Laughing is God’s music, so lighten the mood with a good laugh!!!