I'm a happily married mum of two boys, aged 17 and 19, and as a family we moved to France eleven years ago. My husband works for a French company, I teach English to French people aged 6 - 60, and English reading and writing to the English-speaking children of the area. We are part of an English speaking church in Lyon. I love to shop for French vintage lace, fabric and household items, and to combine them with my British and global treasures in interesting ways.
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I am not a perfect mother or housewife. There is dog hair under the sofa and the boys eat with their elbows on the table, however much they're nagged. I just assume you'd rather see the pretty stuff!
Forget-me-nots from Niki's garden (Nostalgia at the Stonehouse)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A Prayer for our Children - Enthusiastic, Hardworking and Motivated
This is the second prayer I've writen for our children, which I hope may be useful to other people too. I'm posting one each day in Holy Week, and with the prayer will be a photo of our Easter Garden, as it changes through the week. If you want to read the stories of Jesus during Holy Week with your children, I wrote one here last year, and this one explains why there is a tiny centime coin in our garden today!Lord, you created our children with abilities, gifts and plans for how their talents can be used. j Life at school can be so hard and discouraging at times, and hard work seems so much like, well, hard work... j Please bless our children with enthusiasm and dedication for their work, with teachers who encourage and an education system that motivates and seeks the best for each child. j As parents, please give us wisdom, committment to help our children, and grace to know how to encourage independent, motivated learners. j Throughout their education, please help our children to do their best and to know the rewards of hard work. j When they leave education for the world of employment, please give them opportunities throughout their lives to fulfil the talents and plans you have for them. j Amen