The week is finally here. My daughter has been hard at work for the last seven years earning badges and completing units for Mpact. Mpact is like girl scouts through the Assemblies of God Churches. This week she will be walking down the isle of her church in her new crimson red dress to receive her crown for all the hard work she has done. Not only does she get rewarded and honored, but she also has a stronger foundation in Christ.
Cheyenne didn't grow up in a Christian environment. Instead of having parents who grew up in church, she has parents that are still building a foundation in God. We live in a time where the lines of lawlessness and godliness have blurred or cease to exist all together. The ideas of raising a child to be Christ centered have all but confused my husband and I as we put our past lives behind us and strive to move forward towards understanding and demonstrating those values to our daughter.
As Cheyenne's parents we have an awesome responsibility to teach our daughter right from wrong in God's terms, not society terms. Society's terms are ever changing with the stance that we should do what feels right to us while removing anything that has to do with God out of the picture. Cheyenne has a stronger sense of self and a firm foundation in what God wants for her. I'm so proud of the values she has hidden in her heart and that she has found her strength and identity in who God created her to be. I'm also thankful as a mother knowing she is being raised in who God created her to be.