issue. She gave me the glassiest eye look ever. Whatever I was saying was not connecting, at all.
That is when it hit me; she does not remember all the character
training we have done since she was born. How could this be? Now, I am not saying she doesn’t remember anything, just much less than I would expect.
I think I know what happened. This is our least verbal child, so
I didn’t expect great involvement from her. When I asked her something she would answer, but in general I think she was floating along.
She knew the definitions, she heard all the stories, she would
role play with us, but something fell short.
All I know is, now I am going back to ground zero with her. We
are pulling out the books we did when she was much younger and going through them together. Polite moments and our character definitions will be the base of topic for each day.
This daughter is reading her Bible and praying and journaling
every day. When I talk to her she is often being convicted about something. In other words, it is not that she does not want Jesus; she just doesn’t remember some of the foundation we laid for her.
So, my encouragement to you moms that are teaching your children the way they should go, don’t allow the more verbal or older children to take over. Require involvement from everyone.
As it is in our situation, be ever aware of the needs of the children, and be willing to do whatever takes to guide them. Even if it means going back to ground zero, do it!