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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri

11.11.2010

A Sad Day

Teaching Ivy about God has been an interesting process.  While I was in China with her, I did not pray for her openly until just days before we left for home.  I knew I could not explain in my words to her about her Savior.  I waited until she knew I loved and cared for her before I lay my hands on her head, closed my eyes and spoke a short, sweet prayer over her heart and body.  She just looked at me, smiled that goofy smile, and softly snorted through her nose, then went to sleep.  She eventually got used to our prayers every night, even expecting them.  Once home, she knew the routine of our bedtime prayer.

Once Ivy started understanding English, and we started school, everything just fell into place.  I like teaching My Father's World to Ivy because it speaks the truth in a way a child can understand it.  So, after I taught about the first days of creation, I told her about Adam, Eve, the Garden, and disobedience.  The story was told so sweetly.  Adam and Eve disobeyed.  I told Ivy how God went to the garden that evening, how He knew they sinned, disobeyed.  How sad it must have been to know that they had disobeyed their creator.  They were banished from the beautiful Garden of Eden.  I, of course, got choked up reading the story to her.  But, when I looked at her, she had tears dripping down her cheeks.  It truly was a sad day.  Ivy understood.  She got it.

7 kind words:

Judi

But what a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Ankerich

What a precious post!!! I wanted to ask you about your homeschooling curriculum... is this the only thing you use teaching your children? I am researching for what I want to use next year with my 5 year old. Thanks for you advice.
blessings!!!

Wendy in OH

the fact that she got it is such a gift, friend. The story is sad, yes, but Ivy knows God now...huge blessing...

Anita

WOW Cheri! Thank you for sharing this God-moment with us! That give me such hope as we bring Kaleb home and how to pray even more specifically for him, too. I have some other friends who use My Father's World, too. Since we are bringing Kaylin home to start homeschooling, I may just have to get that curriculum too. Any places with some discounts for that one that you know of?

Michele

Oh Cheri, what a sweet post! I love your sweet spirit, and I am so glad to see you are passing that on to your girls (and boys!).

I got your email to me a while ago (jackjujam from RQ). I will never be able to tell you how your kind words touched my heart. You have been an inspiration to me, even if you haven't known it.

Your family is just beautiful!

Anonymous

What a sweet story.

Eva

How sad but how wonderful that Ivy understood. Praising God for that!

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