Friday, January 20, 2012

A Coke and a Drive Through

My GirlsIf I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith , so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
I Corinthians 13:2-3
What are you teaching your girls? The day you become a mom you become a teacher. And for those of you who don't actively have children in your home, don't think you are off the hook. You to are a mom to all the girls that you come in contact with throughout your life. So again, what are you teaching your girls?
I smile all over thinking back on teaching my girls when they were little. I loved teaching them to swim, to color, to whistle, to skip, to play games, to ride a bike, to read... the list goes on and on.They were so eager to learn new things and when they finally mastered the new skill they would do it over and over and over  and obviously need an audience every time.
Even as my girls got older I loved teaching them new things like driving or cooking, because it was those activities that provided the opportunity for us to spend time together and for our relationship to grow. Even though I am not the best swimmer, I was in the water with my arms outstretched ready to cheer them and squeeze them when they made it across the pool. Teaching them to drive meant being in the car with them every day for a year obviously learning the rules of the road, but definitely going through a drive through for a coke and a treasured conversation.
However, the most valuable teaching moments were and are teaching moral values. Valuable for a couple of reasons. Training moral behavior when they are little establishes their belief system and helps them to determine right from wrong. And teaching moral issues as they get older provides more intimate and personal conversations that only deepen and strengthen relationships between mother and daughter.
It's the teaching moments that we share with our girls that draw us together.The triumph of learning something new or the late night talk over a shared dream or even a broken heart. Being available with all your heart whether they are learning to whistle a tune or drive a car, it is essential to a meaningful relationship with your daughter.
Without love you are nothing.Thanks for listening and hanging out with me today. I would love to know what you think or any input you have on this subject. Leave me a comment!!!!!
Love love love always  Ruthie


  1. Great post! who is the cute one in the middle??

  2. You're so great Mrs. Ruthie! Love this blog!