I am currently reading James Dobson’s book, Bringing Up Girls. The book was a gift (and a hint) from my wife, Terri.
I come from a family of girls- three sisters and no brothers. All my children are girls. Even my sister’s children are all girls. “Girls, Girls, Girls” could be my life-story and not just an old Elvis movie! 🙂
But the challenge of rearing my two youngest girls in today’s fluid culture is daunting- a mixture of blessings and challenges.
Taylor is my eight year old. She is such a smart kid- bright and beautiful and somewhat of a nerd. She probably knows more about Andy Griffith and Barney Fife than any other eight year old girl! She is growing up so fast it is scary.
Jordan is four. She is sneaky smart and quite mischievous. When she chooses, she can charm anyone with her beautiful smile which lights up her face. Other times- well she will let you know how she is feeling. She stays busy always trying to catch up with big sis.
I think about these two amazing gifts from God and I pray that God will give me the insight, strength, patience and love to be the kind of dad they need. I want to bring up these girls to know and love God.
I am asking for your prayers too- and not just for me, but for all dads and moms working diligently to bring up girls and boys in the Lord.
Somewhow I don’t think it is as easy as it used to be.