I had a little epiphany last night at church. I saw a little boy crawling across the floor and it hit me! Emmaus has never been around a kid that is crawling- or at least not while we have been teaching her to crawl.
She does everything by imitation right now. She imitates our noises, she laughs when we laugh, she dances when she sees dancing, (I wish I could say she sleeps when we sleep) but my point is that I need to get her around some crawling kids! She is soooo close! And I think if she could just watch and see she may actually do it. Just a thought.
But then of course I started thinking about other things I want to be imitating for her. I have been thinking a lot about how as parents we teach Emmaus about Jesus. He is such an important part of our lives and I know that her sweet little heart probably will not gravitate towards doing good, and following the Lord on it's own. (Cause we all tend to go astray) So how as a mommy do I teach her!? Though imitation I guess, through telling her about the goodness and the faithfulness of the Lord. To teach her to Love others really well- what a challenge, but a good one at that.
(We are also trying to teach her how to go to bed right now- the good old cry it out method- its killing us!)
Man this mommy thing is hard! But well worth it!