Yesterday, I talked about #leavingthenest , it's been a week of hectic realizations. #Ontario is coming alive again as our very own #yourstodiscover spot.
We took the #boys to #Toronto last week, short drive but such #lifelessons . Each child had a #book in hand (#securityblanket ). But the events of the day made it necessary to stop at the #library on our way back to pick up a #childhoodfavorite ; #countrymouse & #citymouse ; 'cos a lesson is best learnt safely in a #book .
#Theboys were quite shocked about all the realness of a big city, no filters, smells of danger and smells of yumminess. We talked alot about big human issues.
Children come to us with a heart for eternity and humanity, but do we nurture that out of them? Do we make them wonder at the beauty of creation alongside its groaning? How do we do it all without making them desentisized to the very issues that make us human and Godly? Again, I had a sad moment when they were relieved to arrive back in #milton . Made me wonder though, why is it ok for them to take in a city abroad, but it leaves a major impression when it's so close to home?
Home is where the learning is. So don't let this summer slide away ! It's our #familygoal to learn and practice how to venture safely and with character out of the nest. We are in the world and not of the world. We can't hide away safely, we have to make a difference in our community, one book at a time, one experience at a time.
So we engaged, explored, walked tirelessly in our very own big city, not distracted by the usually trappings of an event like the #cne , just the city by itself in all its glory and authenticity.
We hit the jackpot when my brood followed this adventurous #motherhen into a #sushiburrito spot @rolltation. We kept giving thumbs up to undecided passer by, and they rolled right in the power of experiencing, and sharing.
So join us on this #pratical reading summer. Engage all your senses, pair books with experiences every chance you get. Check our Biolink for great #bargain reads and #summerprograms that nurture character, commuity and curiosity. We #readtobond and prepare the next generation for a reality that stands the test of time. - 5 hours ago