Give ’em some praise.


While taking John Henry to school yesterday, I told him, “Thank you.”

“For what?” He asked.

“For being John Henry Landreth.  I wouldn’t want you to be anyone else but you.”

His blue eyes lit up and a smile raced from ear to ear.  “You’re welcome, Mom.”

I so want my children to know that they are wonderful JUST AS THEY ARE.  That they are fearfully and wonderfully made. 

God makes no mistakes.

He knew us long before we were ever conceived.

I usually don’t give you assignments.  But let me encourage you to tell your children today that you are so glad that they are who they are.  Who God created them to be.

 I bet they smile.

Oh, and I can’t even believe I’m going to say this….

But.

Boomer Sooner!

10 Comments

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10 responses to “Give ’em some praise.

  1. Kate

    AAAWWWW!!!!! So sweet! We are so blessed to have these beautiful little ones that crave our love and approval. Thank you for reminding us how much influence we truly have in their lives.

  2. Dad

    IM SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE. IM SO BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL DAUGHTER. YOU MAKE MY LIFE SO MUCH BETTER. I WISH EVERY FATHER WAS AS BLESSED AS I AM.

  3. Thanks, Dad. I am smiliing 🙂

  4. That would be smiling. Of couse, smiliing could be a really big smile.

  5. Judy

    If you were me it would be smiliiiiiiiiiiig..lol…sweet

  6. Mom

    Dusty, I am too so blessed to have the most wonderful daughter in this world. Having you in my life let’s me see just how much God loves me, He gave me you~ I have always been proud of you, you are truly the light and joy of my life! (I bet you thought I was going to say JH & AM was) LOL 🙂 I love you my beautiful baby girl!

  7. I believe it is important to tell our children how special they are too! I loved this blog, it was really sweet! I think our Grandchildren are an extension of that love that grows. I didnt’ get that from my childhood days, just wasn’t done back then. But I get it now and am appreciated! And my girls tell me all the time back. Great job!!

  8. LOVE those precious comments from your parents. So very sweet.
    And yes, girlie, Boomer Sooner. so proud of you for breaking down and saying that with your fancy southern accent. That’s precious too!

  9. Brenda

    You can say Boomer Sooner since they aren’t playing UGA! lol..This post made me smile too. I used that exact scripture on Alex’s Senior Ad Year Book Page!

  10. This is great. I do tell them I am proud and I love em.

    You got the good pick in the parent lottery. For Sure!!!

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