A note to my kids

I found this note tucked away in an old folder. I wrote it several years ago for my kids, but I don’t think I ever shared it with them. I’m not sure why. Anyway, as I was reading it, I was reminded of how fast time slips by. So, I decided to share it with you on the off-chance that it may be beneficial to you or someone in your world. If not, it’s only one minute of your life that you’ll never get back! Sorry for the geeky intro but all my kids are wired this way.

Dear Kids,

Seed dispersal is the movement or transport of seeds away from the parent plant. Plants have limited mobility and consequently rely upon a variety of dispersal vectors to transport their propagules, including both abiotic and biotic vectors. Seeds can be dispersed away from the parent plant individually or collectively, as well as dispersed in both space and time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_dispersal

As I write this, it is just a couple of days before we celebrate the birthday of Joshua and Caleb. Now, at **, it’s still easy for me to remember their birth but, sometimes, difficult for me to remember their birth date. They were truly born into poverty but God, as always, fed us, sheltered us and nurtured us. We had no idea all the adventures that lay ahead.

As time has passed, one by one, you all have been dispersed to grow in your own patch of land. God never told Mom or me the transportation vector (abiotic or biotic) that you kids would take, but we knew dispersal was in your future so, in each of you, we tried to teach and prepare you and us for that day. And disperse you did, some individually and some, such as Joshua and Caleb, collectively at first.

Part of our preparation for each of you was the planting of God’s word into your life. We did this for you and we did this for others. We are, and ever will be, missionaries of the good news of Jesus. We carry that good news with us to share in our world and we planted it in you for you and for you to carry to those in your world.

Acts 8:4 (NIV) Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.


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