Weekly Photo Challenge – Growth in Relationship

This is the 4th day into the new year of 2018. It’s an open book. What memories do I want to fill into this book?

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I do not know about tomorrow. I face each single day with my mind open to learn, my heart open to love and accept, and my hands open to give and receive.

With that mindset, I pray for growth as an individual, as husband and wife, as well as a family. I pray that my husband and I will grow deeper in loving and caring for each other, learn to be considerate and thoughtful parents and grandparents.

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As for Mercy and Will, I pray that they grow in their love, respect and admiration to each other. Every day brings new learning and new joy as parents with their precious baby Autumn. Autumn is now 3 months and 1 week old. She found her fingers and loves to put them in her mouth. She is laughing, cooing, and grabbing objects with both hands. She would love to play board games as much as her parents and grandparents.

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This new year will be a great growing time for all of us!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Debbie’s Forgiving Connects

Young Children

This post is dedicated to all the young moms and young kids in the world.

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Children from all cultures

Born in wealth or poverty

Have the same potential brain ability

They both can learn language

Thinking and problem solving skills

The outcomes of development

Depend on the given environments

Parents play an important role, in

Enabling their children, to

Grow cognitive, social, and

Emotional skills

Safe, predictable environment

Provide secure feelings

Responsive stimulation and

Personal interactions, provide

Building blocks of learning

It is important to

Recognize little kids’ curiosities

Acknowledge, and affirm

Their feelings and discoveries

This will enable their

Decision making skills

Well into their teenage years

Daily Prompt: Recognize

Daily Prompt: Privacy

We enjoy some privacy at home. We like to feel free to move around the house without drawing attention to the neighbors. Our second story windows are facing some neighbors. In 2005, my husband and I decided to plant a row of cypress trees to serve as a natural fence. It provides green to sooth the eyes as well as some privacy to our daily activities. The first two photos were taken when my husband planted the trees. The third photo was taken in 2011. The trees had grown quite tall. The last photo was taken today.

I want to thank Naomi Byrnes‘ comment about this post, “Amazing to see the growth over ten years. I’m inspired realizing it’s worth planting something today for the life I want in the future.”

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Daily Prompt: Privacy