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Monday, November 20, 2017

Not Attained By Chance

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Photo Taken:  October 2014.
Merry Layne – 2 years old, Joy Lynn – 4 years old, and Emma Lee – 6 years old

Learning is not attained by chance.  It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
                          ~ Abigail Adams

Don’t you just love Abigail Adams?  She is one of my favorite (perhaps even my very favorite) First Lady of all time.  I mean not only was she wise + patient beyond all measure but she also produced a son who became the 6th President of the United States.  I imagine that diligence was probably one of the main traits found in her household daily and it surely paid off in her son having such an important vocation. 

Remember Mama, the good habits that you instill in your children are one-third of their education.  This is an endowment, an investment that is not to be taken lightly (or as Mrs. Adams says “attained by chance”) and should be pursued daily.  It will be one investment that will reap a mighty reward for both you and your children in the future.  I know that we all pursue the latest and greatest curriculum for our children and we want to give them the best extracurricular activities, but do not forget that some of the best learning happens right there in your own home daily as you “sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down , and when you rise”. I encourage you to pursue these things with ardor and diligence.

Blessings,
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