A few weeks ago a friend of mine said I needed to read this book called
"Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches "
To be honest my first thought was, " With a 4, 2, & 1 year old, when do I have time to read anymore?", but she assured me that it was short read; and it is!!!
Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic is a precious book for those of us in this season. It has short short chapters for those of us that just have a just few minunts to ourselves
( mine, in the bathroom. :)).
Rachel has five children five and under, including twins, so she has lots of experience with "Little Treasures".
Here's just a few quotes I love from the book!
"Christian childrearing is a pastoral pursuit, not an organisational challenge . . . If you are focused on the upkeep of the house and the schedule, as long as your child is not interrupting, you don't worry about it. If you are being pastorally minded, you will stop whatever it is that you are doing to see how your daughter is up in her bedroom."
I appreciate Rachel's wisdom and want to try so many of her ideas that I will likely have to re-read sections to remember how to execute them. One of the concepts that she talks about is that we teach our children to be obedient because obedience leads to freedom, and that is something we want to model about God’s character.
". . . if you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil, God will give you the kind of overwhelming joy that cannot remember the details. Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and often times menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. This is your toil. Right here. Those are their faces."
" Fat souls are better then clean floors."
Loving the Little Years is available from Canon Press .