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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Baby chicks Part 2

A year ago, I wrote a post about baby chicks (June 11, 2012).  Baby chicks need to emerge from their shell without any help or they will die.  Even though we might think that we're helping them by removing some of their shell, the chicks develop their strength from the process of hatching from their eggs.  In the same way, our children need to be allowed to develop their strength through the challenges they face.

I don't know what made me think about baby chicks today but I had another thought about the development of chicks and how they compare to our children.  Even though the chick has to hatch on its own, the mother hen is always close by, keeping the egg warm, turning it, clucking to give the chick direction and then sheltering it when it hatches.

Can you see where this is heading?  Sometimes we have to stand back and watch as our kids experience challenges but that doesn't stop us from being supportive, providing encouragement and direction to help guide them through their difficulties.  We provide a warm, nurturing home, safe from outside influences and if anyone threatening comes near, we aren't afraid to peck the intruders eyes out!  :)


  1. Your photo illustration is precious. Everyone needs a copy whether they are acquainted with the child or not.

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  3. THERE'S my sister!!! I miss that little girl! ;)

    1. We all have to grow up...even you grew up :)