Write It Down
This has been a very busy and exciting week for our family. My son just moved into his new home and Miss Bonnie started her full time job yesterday. As a Mom, I can't let these important events go by without some tangible way of recognizing them. How do I do it? I write it down! You have seen pictures before of my "Dress Me Up" plate where I will write down the date and any special events that are going on in our family. Everyday I like to have something special on the plate for my family to see. It could be a reminder that a family member needs prayer, someone needs an encouraging word for the day, a "good luck" on the big test, happy birthday, etc.. Now I am NOT TALKING about writing things like: don't forget to buy milk, or close the door when you leave. NO! I'm talking about faith filled encouragement. My family has come to expect something on that plate everyday and they would be most unhappy if it wasn't there. I keep it in a prominent place for all to see and to let them know I'm thinking of them and that our home is one where we honor the Lord. I wanted to show you two examples that I used just this week.
Our son hasn't lived in our home for two years, BUT, I know when he visits he will look at the plate and I want him to know he was thought of and prayed for!
This is what I did for Miss Bonnie's first day on her new job!
The best part of this whole idea?? You DO NOT have to have this plate. You can do the very same thing by using a chalkboard and some chalk or even a dry erase board. Also, make sure you use some pretty ribbon to tie a bow at the top! Y'all, we have to make it pretty!! LOL Figure out where in your house would be the best play to display this "sign of encouragement." Maybe it's your kitchen, your mudroom, or at the backdoor. Just make sure that your family will see it every day as they leave the house and come home. I think it is a wonderful way to show them that not only you are looking out for them, but more importantly, so his their heavenly Father. I can't think of a better "sign of encouragement" than that!
BTW, If you make one I would love to see it!