You’re a Star: Blessing our Children with Praise

I was riding my bike through an adjoining neighborhood and saw a car that I had to take a picture of; I am sure the lady who was staring at me from the next house thought I was from google maps or just a creepy person.

My immediate thought was,” They must think they are a star.” –smile, smile. My next thought was, “They must have a wonderful mama in their lives that told them that.” And my next thought was, “I bet they were home schooled!”  Now, my assumptions could all be wrong here, but I think that it is a definite possibility for each of those thoughts.

I believe home schooling affords us the opportunities to speak words of encouragement and praise into the lives of our children and let them know they are stars. Not only stars, but Super Stars! It doesn’t always mean academics either, although that is the reason why we are in school. It is about being a star shining in areas of love toward, and service to, each other.

I also want to tell you that you are a Super Star! You may not wear the skin-tight Super Woman outfit (I certainly won’t, too scary-looking!) and the cape, but you are shining brilliantly for your family. Keep up the great work and know you have me cheering you on. You know your child(ren) better than anyone else and therefore know what will ignite their passion and encourage them when things get tough. (like verbs, writing papers, tacking hard math problems) You can do it!

“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify the Lord.” Matthew 5:16

4 thoughts on “You’re a Star: Blessing our Children with Praise

  1. What a beautiful soul you are… Read this today at just the right time, like a little angel you were. Although my girls would fire me as their “teacher” if I showed up in a Super Woman outfit, I have to say I would look pretty good in the drop-off line in that car! 🙂 Funny thing is that I showed Erika this bike in this blog that I also follow and she fell in LOVE with it… http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/2011/08/its-not-the-destination-its-the-ride/

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  2. Aww, thanks, Melissa. I am glad it was a timely word.
    That is a sweeet ride indeed! I can’t see myself being taken all that serious though if I rode it. I am going for the road warrior look right now. 🙂 🙂
    I rode over to the mall last night to purchase a pair of hiking boots and the sales clerk and I were talking about me biking over there. (2.5 miles) His comment was a bit disconcerting when he said, “You really should carry some type of ID on you in case someone hits you.” Wow!
    I asked him to please wait 15 minutes before he left work since I didn’t want to encounter him on my travels home. Now, if I had that bike, no one would hit me since they would see me coming with a great paint job like that, right?

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  3. I wanted to reply sooner but I am sure you know how busy we can all be at this time:). I did want to thank you for being a bright shining star and sharing your insights and wisdom with us all! Thanks!

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