Friday, August 15, 2008

Dad & Daughter Time

Arthur and Rebekah left yesterday for Nashville, on a 2 day retreat. This is a trip Arthur takes with the kids when they turn 13. Elizabeth and Arthur went to Gatlinburg (she didn't get to pick her trip, it was a total surprise). They went to the Ripley's Aquarium, shopping, and it snowed while there...we don't see much snow so that was really neat. Amanda and Arthur went to Dahlonega, Ga. Amanda wanted to go there for the tubing, shopping, and she enjoys the little German village. Rebekah picked Nashville, she wanted to go to Nashville Shores,Dave & Busters, and shopping. This trip is about more than just fun or Dad/daughter time.

The part of the trip that is the most important is the time spent in prayer and teaching. While on the trip Arthur does a workbook by Dennis & Barbara Rainey called Passport2Purity

On the final day each of the girls have been given a signet ring with "M" monogrammed on it. The ring is a reminder of who they are, and to stand strong in their beliefs. It will one day be replaced by their engagement ring........for the next chapter in their lives.

One of our favorite scriptures has always been........
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6


Lyndi said...

Thank you for the insite on that book. I have been looking for something to help me talk to my pre-teen. This looks perfect!

Mrs. Tara said...

I can't believe she is ready for this trip- time flies. I pray they have fun. Miss you lady. My days are pretty boring- I realize I don't do recovery well.
Can't wait to see you and your crew.

The Pauls' said...

That sounds great!

We do something similiar except we give a necklace with a locket and key. Mark gives them the necklace with a note and he keeps the key saying he is guarding their heart and only he has the key. Someday he will hand it over to that special "someone" on their wedding day. This is all to teach them not just to give their heart away to just anyone but to save it for the one they marry. (hard to explain in a few words:)

Theresa said...

That sounds so special. Thanks for stopping by and the advise. You could never sound like a Mother Hen. I appreciate your opinion.

I will be away next week. I am trying to talk Jeannette into blogging about our time together this weekend. Lots of laughs.

Love you, T

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

What an AWESOME idea!!!! I love it! Will he do this trip with the boys too? I hope they have a great daddy/daughter trip!

JennyH said...

That is so special!
Hope they had a good trip.

Greg Gerber said...

What a great concept. My wife took our daughters on a trip when they were 13 to talk about girl stuff. I always regretted not investing the same time with my three daughters.

Although they would occasionally accompany me on business trips, we never had that element of a father-daughter blessing. The purity ring was given by mom on the trip from both of us.

I would love to learn more about they types of things Dads tell their daughters on these types of outings.

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