Thursday, June 16, 2011

That's My Girl

My desire is to model modesty to my two little girls and handsome little dude.  I want them all to see the value of it, and that it is an act of obedience.  I take this task very seriously and the word 'modest' is used often in our home.  Yes, my oldest is only 3 but I feel she needs to learn about it now.

"Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine.  They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled."
Titus 2:3-5

It is my job that my kids, my daughters especially, learn to be pure.  I believe a huge part of that is modesty.  Often when Mo is being silly and forgets we have company over she will leave the bathroom door open, lift up her shirt (just because she is being silly, not provocatively) or request naked booty time.  She has also been known to strip down anywhere and everywhere if there is a swim suit and water fun near by.  I use these times, however innocent they are, to teach her how to modestly behave.  You know, shirt down, bathroom door closed, not changing in front of boys-the typical 3 year old stuff.

Tonight, a good family friend was over and lavished some attention on my kidlets.  They LOVED it!  One of their most favorite times was wrestling and walking on the ceiling.  I could not be prouder when I hear a cry from the wrestling floor, "My mom said I HAVE to be MODEST!!!"  Moriah was being flipped and her shirt rose up.  She made the wrestling stop so she could put it down.  At 3.  That's my girl!  You keep your belly (and chest!) covered!!  My sweet dear friend (the wrestler's wife) called Mo over and taught her how to tuck her shirt in.  She was thrilled to be able to wrestle with the boys without being improper.  Seriously-so proud of the little lady she is turning into.  My heart is full of love for her and the Godly women she will one day become. 
My modest Mo, shirt tucked, walking on the ceiling

Just for fun, my little dude, copying what his big sister does.  He sure looks up to her and loves her.

1 comment:

  1. Nice work!

    The other day Hannah asked me, "Mom, is this outfit appropriate?" And I was so proud.