There’s something to be said for planning. While I’m a decent planner in general, I can’t say I’ve done a lot of planning in my mothering beyond logistical basics like readying a nursery for a newborn or packing my diaper bag the night before an outing. And that’s fair because a lot of mothering simply is reactive. Like – my kid learned to turn the TV on; now I have to figure out how to address it. You deal with phases as they come.
My recent diligence kick, though, and the fruit that’s coming from it has left me thinking about planning… And about developing a vision for building what you want to ultimately see in your kids, step by step. And since I’ve begun putting my house in order – literally and figuratively – space in my brain and our schedule is being created to envision some new things. Things that my older children, now 2 and 4, are (or soon will be) ready for. “The plans of the diligent lead to profit,” the Bible says, and I want to spend my time with my children profitably. Better said: I want to be diligent to ensure that they profit – spiritually speaking – from theirs years in our home.