Poetry in Motion
My son Ethan will be graduating from 6th grade in the beginning of June.
It’s like yesterday (I know cliche, but so true) that we dropped him off at kinder.
Here he is with his teacher. He’s come a long way.
When he first started 6th grade, the entire class had a daunting assignment to write a poem about themselves.
Ethan wrote the following poem which completely baffled me…in the best of ways.
Christian, caring, moral, kind
Proud brother of Noelle and Lucy
Lover of my family, military history, and books
Who feels cared for, loved, and respected
For whom God, family, and support are vital
Who fears change, war, and insecurity
Who would like to see a world-wide revival
Future resident of heaven
Proud to be a Pellicane
And I say…to God be the glory!
Friends, let’s keep Romans 12:2 in mind as we raise our children.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
It doesn’t matter if your child has the latest phone, best clothes, or most friends. What matters is that their minds are being renewed by God’s Word in your home, so that they will be able to discern between right and wrong.
Never give up. Remember parenting is a marathon, not a sprint.
Look behind you with thanksgiving.
Ahead of you in anticipation.
And be sure to pause and enjoy the moment you are living right now.
It’s poetry in motion.