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South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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18 November 2010

"Treasure Box"

My gorgeousness started something with the girls last year called "treasure box". This is one of the precious daddy-daughter times that he invests into them. They LOVE it and beg him for "treasure box". Their little eyes light up and they delight in knowing that they have daddy all to themselves :-) He chooses a verse, reads it to them, asks them questions about it, explains and answers any questions around it and then they learn it together. If time allows, either him or "little bear" writes it out and then little miss Leelee draws a picture on the card before filing it into our treasure chest (in our case a little red box that seriously needs some decorating). They usually do this before bed time if time hasn't run away with us. What a rich deposit is sown in those few short moments. 
I am learning that it is often these small little moments of sowing that can reap the most beautiful harvests in our children's lives. The gift of time spent together. Teaching our children "truth" that will take root and anchor them throughout their lives. 

All my Love, 
Janine xxx

Ps - I would love to hear some of your ideas of how you invest in your children's lives? It is so encouraging to hear others ideas and perspectives. We have SO MUCH to learn from one another. 


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love that tradition! Such a great idea! When I was a kid we sang in the car A LOT. Even as a young teen. Church songs and camp songs and school songs and broadway and Peter Paul and Mary type songs. But it was less radio and next to no TV- just silly singing song time as a family and friends.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful idea and tradition! You guys are sowing wonderful seeds into your girls' hearts. =) I don't have kids, but they may be in our near future, so I love finding ideas like this that I can tuck away in my mind for later use.

Playing Sublimely said...

I dont know how you can be so encouraging from South Africa, but thank you!

Beverlydru said...

I love meeting new people and am so happy your stopped by my blog & introduced yourself. I esp. love a window into other countries. Blessings to you.

Beverlydru said...

I love meeting new people and am so happy your stopped by my blog & introduced yourself. I esp. love a window into other countries. Blessings to you.

Pretty Pink Ribbons said...

Wow Jan! What an awesome idea, not only are you personalising their relationship with Christ but you're also creating a legacy that will resonate for generations to come, truly amazing!

All My Love,
Nisha xoxoxo

Patricia said...

Thanks for linking to my blog. I love the tradition of the treasure box with daddy. I would like you to take my button in your article, so that other people can link back too. God bless you.