“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4
The other night, I dropped my kids off at a local church where some friends of mine go for their Vacation Bible School. It was the third night of VBS and, when I checked them in with one of the volunteers, the volunteer said, “Your children are so kind and polite! We just love having them here!” Now, I admit, there was a small part of me that almost looked around to make sure she was talking to me, but honestly, I know my kids and they are wonderful! I occasionally forget just how wonderful and, I’ll tell you, there is nothing in the world that lifts my spirits like someone else bragging on my kids. It’s a little different when another man starts telling me how great my wife is – I start to get a little suspicious, if you know what I mean. And, this happens quite a bit because, well frankly, my wife is just awesome. Instead of getting suspicious though, I just take it as a compliment on my exceptional wisdom and taste in choosing my bride. 🙂
So, go ahead! Tell me how great my kids are! Tell some friends how great their kids are! And, don’t forget to lavish a little love and admiration on your own kids and your spouse. It will make their day.