My littles and I had such a wonderful time celebrating this past year’s advent season. We did an activity or family tradition each day of December (you can find the full line up on Instagram here).
As I began to take the decorations down after Christmas, I was reminiscing on all the fun we had and then this idea came to me—let’s keep all the fun going!
I wanted to create something that would have us looking forward to Valentines Day, but also focused on the heart of my littles.
The answer was LOVE.
Let’s focus on love. I want my littles to understand what love is and what love is not in a world that often seems to be very confused on the subject. The news headlines scream hate and discord. But God calls us to love Him and love one another.
And because of these commandments, as their mother, it is my mission to help them see, hear, feel, and understand LOVE, so that they might grow to BE LOVE, against the grain, for this world.
I created this Valentines Day Countdown to excite my littles while also exciting them about LOVE.
Join me in taking 15 days to break down 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Patient. Envy. Boast. These are big words for little ones and I think the best way to start is defining what these words mean. I find that with my littles, the best way to do that is to give them biblical examples of those traits being displayed.
So from January 31st to February 14th, we will be counting the days down to LOVE DAY (thanks Daniel Tiger ;)) by reading passages display (or don’t display) the characteristics defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Will you join along? Will you help instill what love looks like in your family to impact your home, community, and beyond?