Why am I posting a picture of a scrabble board? Well, click on the picture to make it bigger and look at the scores. Every day the children take turns getting either 30 minutes of computer time, special treat, or 30 minutes of special mom time. This day was Josiah's special mom time, and he chose to play a game of scrabble with me. Yes, it went beyond 30 minutes, but I had time that day...or at least made time for it. I guess there is a difference.
Jonathon happened to get home early from work and also decided to take time and play with us. He didn't complete the game, and handed his play over to Alegra, but up until these plays in the picture, it was Josiah, Jonathon, and me playing.
Just for the record I did end up winning the game, but Josiah did so well keeping up with everyone. It was a close one. I'm learning that my children are smarter than I think they are, have a great vocabulary because of all the reading they do, and can come up with things that amaze me. Josiah started the game off with the word "toxic". He used his blank to make the "T". How did his just 8 year old brain figure this out so easily? He also came up with the word "monkey" that earned him 40 some points in the one play. Yeah, I've decided he doesn't need help with this game any more.
What a joy it is to know that I am the one teaching my children these things. What a joy it is to see them grow and change in so many ways right before my eyes. What a joy it is to watch them use their knowledge and understanding up to this point in ways that can help them in the long wrong. What a blessed momma I am! What a blessing it is to go through this journey with these particular children that God has bestowed to me. I don't want to take them for granted at all!!!!
Be thankful for your children. Be thankful for each day you get to spend with them. Be thankful for each time you have to get up with them when they are sick. Be thankful for each time you get to rejoice with them for their accomplishments. Be thankful for the times when consoling is necessary. Being thankful for their lives today!