If today was the only memory your child would have, would you live it differently?
Some of us would forget everything else and have a cake fest. Others would schedule things out to the minute. Maybe some wouldn’t leave the couch to allow for every last snuggle.
I doubt any of us would carry on as usual.
What does this have to do with a Farmhouse Poofy Pancake recipe? Maybe everything. We always think we have tomorrow, but no one ever guaranteed that.
Here’s my question (to myself more than anyone): “Today, what history am I making?”
Not to be too dramatic, but history consists of the “todays” we live.
Technically, we’re always making history, but we don’t think of it that way very often.
At THIS moment, YOU are shaping what will soon be the past memories of your little people!
Let that settle in.
This moment shapes history.Are your current actions how you want to be remembered?
Maybe that feels a little too heavy… Shaping the history of your family can feel daunting. But guess what? History is just made up of lots of “todays” and you “can do” today.
So, how would you like to live today if today makes history?
Would you change your voice?
How would you change your face?
Would you change your time?
Would you change your phone?
As parents, we’re pretty good at “tomorrows.” We’ll start that habit; tomorrow. We’ll take our kids to church; next week. We’ll get serious; later.
As I’m writing this in the shadow of Easter Sunday, can I encourage you to be intentional about this history we’re making TODAY? What are the things that matter?
For example, Do your kids know why Good Friday and Easter happened?! Do YOU know why?! What’s the deal with Jesus dying on the cross? Seems like a funny thing for God to do… unless you understand why He did it. If he came to save us, does that change anything for me? I’ve met PASTORS KIDS who can’t explain these things to me, so don’t feel too badly if your kids can’t; But take this as your nudge to MAKE HISTORY today and investigate these things with your kids!
Too much pressure? Maybe. But what if it was simpler than it feels? What if memories and history are made by simply living the next hour with intention?
They say the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time… The same is true with history. It’s made one day at a time. What’s something intentional you could do TODAY to create the history you want your kids to remember tomorrow?
That feels more doable.
Making history one day at a time can feel… easy.
• Turn on some music; dance around, and your kids will smile.
• Go for a walk and whip out a secret stash of candy. (Winning!)
• Hug your teenager and tell them you’re proud of them.
• Encourage your tween with your words.
• Make monster cookies and eat them in a blanket fort.
• Go play catch.
• Pick your kids’ favorite activity – do it with them.
• Make popcorn and eat it on the roof.
• Speak LIFE into your kids. They will remember it.
• Listen to Adventures in Odyessy and COLOR!
Here’s my point. We can flip the script today. We aren’t stuck!
We can literally choose the history we want to create!
Here’s a “wow” recipe to get you started. Kids LOVE it.
Enter: The Poofy Pancake
I’ve been making this recipe from a friend of mine for years and I still get all Christmas-morning giddy inside when I see it poof up in the oven. It’s super easy. It’s super nummy. It’s super poofy. What more could you want?
Here’s to making history! You’ve got this. Go for it.
Meet your farmer – Liz Gerdes. She and her husband are local dairy farmers and friends to anyone who needs one. They empower moms to confidently feed their families nutrient-dense food using farm fresh milk! Visit gerdesfreshfarm.com or follow her on Facebook @gerdesfreshfarm or Instagram @gerdesliz for more info.