Mom to Mom: Kristi

Hello Sweet Mamas!
I’m so excited for Easter! This week, I am gathering recipes and making grocery lists. As I prepare for this meaningful holiday, this week is a time of thoughtfully considering which traditions I want to continue from my childhood and which new ones I’d like to create. Did you know that traditions are a fun, creative way to love your children well?

Traditions increase our children’s sense of belonging, strengthening their feelings of support and security. They also bring about a heightened sense of family values like loyalty and trust. And, of course, they create memories and build a childhood your son or daughter can look back on fondly and use as a source of happiness.

Our family has baked homemade cinnamon rolls for Easter ever since I can remember. Reaching back to my own childhood, the warm smell of spices and bread rising in the oven delights me still today. It’s certainly a labor of love, time, and energy. Nevertheless, I am continuing the tradition! This beautiful breakfast speaks love and blessing over my children and husband because they know how very special it is.

As we continue with week 5 of “Come to the Garden,” my heart and soul are encouraged to love my family lavishly, whether it’s with cinnamon rolls, extra hugs, or genuine smiles because our Savior loved us first. He demonstrated an intensely sacrificial love for us by innocently dying a painful, torturous death, simply because He loves me and you that much.

So, I encourage you to find ways to start traditions and to continue old, valuable ones from years past because your family will remember, feel important, and know that you truly are the wise woman who loves them with your whole heart.

Love,
Kristi Valentine and the Help Club for Moms Team

“Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” Fulton J. Sheen

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