“Mama’s Belly” By Michelle Medlock Adams – time to vote

Michelle Medlock Adams is one of those beautiful people whose words touch multiple generations. With books that spark imagination, smiles and genuine inspiration, she has embraced the importance of written words many times over. The opportunity to meet her at a writer’s conference was a blessing right from the get-go.  As an author and speaker, her professionalism shines in the forefront of leadership.  As a friend, she will touch your heart in the most kindred way.  I am honored to feature her on my blog, as I present one of her latest treasures, Mama‘s Belly.”

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Take ten (seconds)…take a picture

Children are beautiful!  They fill our home with life and goodness and simple pleasures that we sometimes forget as adults.  Children keep us young and alive with a special vibrancy that only they are blessed with.

In the early years with diapers and feedings and baby nostalgia encircling my every hour of living, I found one simple little key for making the days wonderful; my exciting version of  “take ten seconds” in a moment of anxiety. It is a simple little wonder that will serve you well many times over. When your child does something to try your patience, such as pouring soup over their head, “Take ten…take a picture.”  No event is too small, the photo will be useful in more ways than you can imagine:

•    The time to take a picture gives you at least ten seconds.

•    It becomes a discussion piece with your child, later.

•    You can laugh about it together many times over.

•    Depending on the situation, the photo becomes a learning tool.

•    They make great graduation open house photos – sure to be a hit.

Ripping up Mom's patterns

Ripping up Mom's patterns

So there you have it, Michelle’s tip of the century.  I am showcasing one of these photos of our son when he was about twelve months old.  Even though three of our children are grown, my advice is still “Take a picture.”  Photos are a remembrance of the faith path we have been on and a nice reminder of many trying situations God has brought us through.

All the best to you and yours this day,