“NO! Tata do it!!!” This comes screeching out of her mouth more often than I would like. However, I love it. She wants to be her own person. She’s pretty staunch on what she wants when she wants it. There is a respect and honor factor to consider. HOW do you say “Tata do it.”? HOW do you say “NO!” HOW do you say, “MINE!”
This is where the turning and learning comes in. I have to turn those statements into polite requests or kind No thank you’s.
All the lead and coloring was worth the work…. I have completed the CORE Value and Mission Wall! The matting is still to be desired. I am going with the “included whitish mat” within the IKEA frame. I first had to shrink the lettering to fit this (unless I wanted to pay for a store-created frame) and I had to enlarge the middle mission. Fun at Kinko’s!
First: In the middle is the Mission Statement:
“Let your Light Shine…You were created for a purpose.” inspired by:
Matthew 5:14: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Tatum has her whole life ahead of her, and as she walks through it, she should let her stunning light shine! Her purpose will be revealed as she walks in the LIGHT.
The light that comes from Christ living inside of her. Whatever her purpose is, it is God ordained and FOR HIS GLORY. May she discover this! 🙂
THE CORE VALUES
On the left, to HONOR (God, self, others) Inspired by
Ps 86:10-12: For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. Teach me your way, O Lord; that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
I desire for her (and our family) to Honor God with her whole heart, to honor herself (body and mind), walking in truth, and to honor others, showing respect coming from her heart.
Next, LOVE, inspired by
Mark 11-13: “Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.””
I desire for her (and our family) to LOVE God with her whole heart, to love herself, and to love others, no matter if she agrees with them or not.
Thirdly, to LEARN (from), inspired by
Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance
I desire for her (and our family) to LEARN from Jesus by seeing and hearing about his example. Then to learn from herself…her mistakes and failures…that she can get back up and become better with them. Then, from others. We value being a life-long learner, whatever she chooses!
Finally, to LAUGH (with), inspired by
Proverbs 17:22: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
I desire for her (and our family) to LAUGH with Jesus by enjoying him and basking in His delight for her. Then to be able to laugh at herself and not take herself too seriously. Finally, develop a fine sense of humor so she can laugh with others and enjoy life.
Altogether, we have the walls that talk and inspire:
May you be richly blessed, my dear Tatum, as you walk this life with faith, hope and LOVE. XOXO