Years ago my sister Sharon told me to take the kids for one-on-one outings. She called them "Mom Dates." I remember the first one was with my daughter Victoria. She had stars in her eyes. She couldn't believe that we could go to all her favorite stores and eat out. She got special prizes like a Beanie Baby and package of bubble gum.
Here I am ten years later on a "Mom Date" with Jessica. We went to Dairy Queen first and got some great junk food.
I told Jessica to choose anything at all from the menu.
Next of course we went shopping. She needed a few things.
First on her list was a plain white T-shirt. She said she felt more comfortable wearing these smock tops with straps with a shirt underneath.
We had a fun time together. She got some cute clothes and some make-up. I'm so thankful for my children and the fun times we have together. Thanks Sharon for the idea of alone time with each child. This keeps us close.
"Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
Dear friends, many times I have been discouraged for the many mistakes I have made in my parenting. I have taken those mistakes, while crying, and laid them at the feet of Jesus. He can repair damage, restore relationships and build harmony in our families. I love that verse because the Lord promises to help me. He promises He will never leave me.
Have a blessed Friday, Kathi