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)
Monday, April 18, 2011
A Prayer for our Children - Knowing They are Loved
I'm going to be writing a prayer for our children, which I hope may be useful to other people too, each day in Holy Week. I'll accompany the prayer with a photo of our Easter Garden, as it changes through the week. The donkey is here because it was Palm Sunday yesterday - Carolyn has a great post about Palm Sunday here if you want to think about that a bit more than a plastic donkey will allow! If you want to read the Palm Sunday story with your children, I wrote it here last year.Dear Lord, you gave us our children, and in fact they belong more to you and to themselves than they ever will to us. j We love them but at the same time we know that we haven't always loved them perfectly. Please forgive us for the times we've let them down, harmed them, over-indulged them or otherwise made it hard for them to trust our love. Knowing that you love them perfectly, let our love for them be a mirror for yours, teaching them what it is to love and be loved unconditionally. And in grace and forgiveness, let us continue to grow together as a family where each one loves and know he is loved. jAmen