- Family and Parenting
A Family Day of Love and Exciting Activities
Cowboys, Cowgirls, Beautiful Animals, Family Love and Fun
A Day of Clean Family Fun
The family is an outstanding creation by Jehovah God, which allows its members to experience clean and wholesome entertainment. When that is accomplished with parents and their children, pure gratification is established, as well as everlasting memories are manifested. The smile on your child's face and sparkle in their eyes, captivate your heart forever. Recently, we spent a day together as a #family at events that we rarely get to attend . Both gatherings had participants of all ages, although the children were exceptionally adorable. Continue reading to discover why; childlike entertainment can sometimes be what draws a family together and fill them with laughter and lasting memories.
Our Family Attended A School of Dance Arts Recital
The first event that started our family day was a dance recital which my daughter Jaleesa, participated in. Although she is in her mid twenties, this was the first recital that Jaleesa was involved with. It was also the first event of this nature that our family had attended in years. For this reason, we found it stupefying to see such adorable little ballerinas perform along with the extremely talented adult dancers that were simply awesome. The Dianne Matthews School of Dance Arts, sponsored its 31st annual recital during the month of June. There was an afternoon and morning session which we attended. All in the Family, was the recital's theme. Within the program this statement was mentioned, "Family! What would we do without them? Through it all, our #family relationships are certainly a unique God-given opportunity to use love as a motivator for growth, encouragement, and understanding.
If you have family, you are blessed. If not, look around you for the blessing of those who are in your sphere of influence to whom you may not be biologically related. I hope we all take time to let real love flow to and guide all close to us (family or not) in ways that will enable them to feel loved, be self-sufficient and able to love and guide continuing generations," explained Ms. Diane. This compelling statement about the importance of families, related nicely with the abundance of talent that was featured. My daughter Jaleesa's, performance was prolific due to her determination to attend numerous rehearsals in order to do her very best dance. It was an intriguing experience to see so many graceful dancers of various ages demonstrate such illustrious entertainment. After the recital, students were presented with #awards for their hard work. It was truly inspirational to see these young people have so much fun as they performed such beautiful dances.
Cowboys, Cowgirls, A Petting Zoo, Fun and Great Food
We arrived at our cousin Darlena's house with childlike anticipation for what would unfold based on the invitation which featured costumes, a petting zoo, food and creative decorations. Within minutes a truck arrived with a variety of caged animals. The cage was pulled by a truck that appeared small with only a few beast for this zoo. Disappointment filled the faces of the adults but each child resonated with genuine excitement. Three professional and tenacious young ladies started to unload such animals as goats, an alpaca, a donkey, horses, chickens, rabbits, and ducks. We were amazed that a complete #petting zoo arrived in what we assumed were small cages. Although in the end, each animal was carefully accommodated with enough space for their safety.
The children and adults gathered with excitement after the zoo was completed. We mingled among the animals, as each child was allowed to subtly stroke the various animals. The majority of the children were intrigued by the alpaca with its long neck and sleek body. Some of the adults and children were also fascinated by the donkey or domestic ass. One parent acknowledged to their child that was the same type of creature Jesus rode into Jerusalem on, in the Bible account at Matthew 21:5. The goats were a source of interest as some parents reminded their children what Matthew 25:32 stated, where Jesus will "separate the sheep from the goats" during the destruction of Satan's wicked system. After the children and some adults had fed apples, carrots and grass to the animals, it was time for their horseback rides. There were two docile, gentle, horses with saddles that willingly gave rides to more than twenty children and a few adults. The caregivers of these horses, never left the rider's side. This brought absolute confidence to the children as they were filled with pure joy and excitement. For more than an hour, adults and children participated in these cherished moments of family fun that will never be forgotten.
After the petting zoo and horseback rides, each tiny and large hand had to sanitized in preparation for a delicious meal. Hamburgers, hotdogs and hot sausages were available from the grill. Tacos, fresh salads, chips with dips and a variety drinks were also provided for our consumption. For dessert, a vanilla and chocolate cake, with a cowboy hat, sheriff's badge and red handkerchief, made this cake a hit for all participants.
This family day of fun allowed Darlena, Tina and Patricia to organize an event for more than fifty people where children and parents were inundated with joyful memories. The day was filled with clean family oriented entertainment that made the heart glad as we viewed the happy faces of so many children. From the dance recital by Director, Diane Matthews to the cowboy and cowgirl event; our family was thankful to be in the midst of so many people who genuinely love and appreciate what our Grand Creator has given us, the family arrangement. Within this divinely granted structure, we can procreate, be nurtured, grow, be taught and teach others the value of a family from Jehovah God's standpoint. May each of us view this precious arrangement as a vital part of their lives.
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