Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wanted to share about our time at a Secret Keeper Girl event. When I heard that this was coming through town, I made every effort to get there (believe me...that week it was an effort to get there). I really didn't know what to expect (I have had friends that have gone with their girls but still didn't know much about it). So I after I found another mom who was willing to give it a go, we drove to a nearby town, purchased our tickets at the door and found our seats.
The evening was full of lots of tween age girls (8-12) and their mothers all sitting in the pews at a huge church (kind of like a concert). We enjoyed some worship time of singing together, story time, large group games, fashion shows, and wonderful prayer time together. This event is basically a time to connect with your daughter(s) and let them understand that God has made them just who they are. A time to encourage your girls to dress cute but modest (even tips on how to make sure they are modest). A time to embrace who God has made them to be and be thankful for it.
My favorite moment was when the girls were encouraged to think through a trait they have that isn't their favorite (tall, short, curly hair, crooked teeth...what ever they struggle with accepting) and focus on the truth that God made us all uniquely different. Then the girls went down to the stage and picked up a bracelet (handwoven one) and brought it back to the mom's and put it on. It was a beautiful moment to pray with each of my girls about these areas in their own life and pray that they would understand that our confidence comes from being a child of God. We can accept ourselves because this is exactly who he desired us to be. The girls are still each wearing their bracelet and are clinging to that truth.
I look forward to more purposeful connections with my soon to be teen girls and pray that we make choices that encourage them to cling to truth in their own lives. Secret Keeper Girl has a neat website and lots of books that might be worth checking out. HERE
Posted by crispy at 8:14 AM