Monday, August 25, 2008

It's Hard Being a Parent...

My parents had this hanging in their house when I was a kid.  A number of years ago, I picked it up and brought it home.  I had a great childhood...I have a great family.  So, I thought I should re-look at this little memory and take it to heart.



















It's small, so this is what is says...

Thou shalt look upon thy child, not as a possession belonging to thee, but as a sacred trust from God.

Thou shalt be honest in all dealing with thy child, then honesty and obedience can be expected of him.

Thou shalt regard thy child’s respect and love, not as a duty to be demanded, but as an achievement to be earned.

Remember when thou art out of patience with they child’s faults to take time to count to ten—of thine own.

Remember that the surest way to make it hard for thy child is to make it too easy for him.  He should learn early the meaning of discipline and responsibility.

Thou shalt have daily prayers and Bible reading with thy family, and thou shalt always thank God for food before partaking of it.

Remember that the example of thy life is more effective than thy fault-finding and moralizing.

Thou shalt practive the teachings of Christ in thy home by being kind, unselfish and loving.

Thou shalt early teach thy child to love and trust in God, and thou shalt wisely help him to choose Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Remember the Lord’s day by worshipping God in thy church as a family, for this is necessary if thy home is to be truly Christian.

--Gordon H. Schroder



9 comments:

emily said...

I love your tagline on your header. So great! Thanks for stopping by on my sitsday. What a day it has been so far! I see you are in Indiana on your profile page. I am originally from there, so I like you already!

Adelaine said...

I would love to have something like that on my wall!!! I can't read it well though :(

I do have the song "Find Their Wings" on my wall :)

Karen said...

That's a great way to raise a child.

utmomof5 said...

Oh I forgot to answer your question from the comment you left me. All I did to get started was to just do it!! It sounds dumb but just get out and go. I did do alot of research on the internet and asked anyone I knew that did triathlons a million questions. Do a beginner one first, they are half the ditance of a sprint triathlon (that is what I did)& then moveup to a full sprint triathlon. I am going to do another the end of October :)

utmomof5 said...

I LOVE that!! It may end up on my wall too :)

utmomof5 said...

I have no idea why my first comment showed up second? I will stop leaving you comments now :)

Screaming Meme said...

That is beutiful! I love it! I wanted to remind you about class tomorrow...We are continuing where we left off!

Adelaine said...

Awww thanks!!!! I LOVE it!!

angie said...

Words that span time!