Project BraveHeart and Steel Magnolias

Braveheart probably reminds you these lines, if you have watched the movie…

“Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”

or maybe even this especially if you are mom born in the late 70s or 80s…

Carebear Braveheart Lion the self-appointed leader of CareBear Cousins

How about ‘Steel Magnolias’ then? The term actually refers to a Southern woman who is strong and independent, yet very feminine. A Hollywood movie was also created using the same description. With this new series of bloghops that I will be hosting, ‘Project BraveHeart and Steel Magnolias’, it is really not about movies or care bears. I will be ‘adopting’ these terms for a series on how Christian moms nurture our children in the areas of Character Development.

 

Do look out for these posts are lined up in these blogs : 5 Feb 2013 – Blogging here at catch-fortywinks.com 12 Feb 2013 – Sarah of http://www.theplayfulparents.com/ 19 Feb 2013 – Elisa of http://www.loveourchildrennow.sg/ 26 Feb 2013 – Sharon of http://www.oaktreebaby.com/ 5th Mar 2013 – Jean of http://jeanstitch.wordpress.com/

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Photo *Heart* Fridays – Savoring the Season

He is growing up fast. Lately it is more and more obvious that the baby in him is replaced by sharp retorts and ‘I can do it by myself, mommy!” Despite all these, he is still that tender-hearted little boy.

He still plants random kisses on my cheek, sticks really close to me while we are watching his TV programmes together and his hand always searches for my arm to hold, under the blanket in the mornings.

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He will be turning 6 in 2 months.

Instead of getting all nervous about him starting primary school next year, and worry about him not being academically prepared for the new year. I have decided that I will take a step back, and he will only attend school 4 times a week in his K2 year.

And we are going to spend more quality time together.

Childhood is fleeting and I think this is an understatement. I often feel all melancholic about these fleeting moments and wonder what he will remember from our days together. Will he remember the hugs, the silly jokes, fun and laughter? Or will he remember the not so pleasant moments, like my impatience, or times when we bicker?

I am sure that there will be plenty of things that I have said before that he will dismiss or forget as he grows older. But I will hope that he will internalize what I have taught him, things that are the most important to me. The ones that I hope he will be able to carry with him to guide him throughout his life.

About how strong and smart he is, how sensitive and considerate he can be to his loved ones and his friends. About how much he needs to depend on God, and have the faith that He is a good God that always protects and provides for him.

We will be spending more time together this year to learn about that one thing that is the most important to me; learning about our hearts and character, and most importantly how we can develop our relationship with our Creator.

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Science Object Lessons with K – ‘Let your light shine.’

So what are the moments that you are savoring this season?

 



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Photo *Heart* Fridays – Body Art

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Henna Art on K and his friend J

It was the first time K got to try henna art on his arm with his friends J and T. He was thrilled by the novelty of it and spent the following week showing people this body art.

Henna Art, Temporary Tattoo for sure. But no way mum is going to allow him to have a permanent tattoo on his body, at least not till he turns 18 anyhow.



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