Last weekend, I took a trip to my favorite bead store. They were having an end of the year sale for all of their loose beads. As I was sorting through all the pretty beads, I found these great little pale pink letter beads. I bought four (one for each of my children's first initials) and came up with this little necklace. The beads are strung on a burgundy waxed linen cord, and I finished the necklace off with a pink vintage button closure. A simple necklace that is perfect for everyday wear.
I've been wearing it for about 3 or 4 days now, and every day, I find myself playing with the little beads and sliding them back and forth on the cord. It's a simple reminder for me to pray for each of my four children. So often, I forget to pray for them. And it is such an important part of being a mother. I'm embarrassed to admit that many a day goes by when I don't utter a prayer to God for my little ones. How sad!
So, one of my resolutions for 2010 is to pray daily for my children, one by one. Hopefully, this little strand around my neck will spark my memory and help me to bring my precious sons and daughter to my Father.
What things help you to remember to pray for your kiddos?