Okay ladies. This is a serious, thought provoking one and I need some input.
My girls are growing up. Sometimes I don't know whether to be joyful or sad about that. Mostly I'm joyful. They are growing into amazing young ladies and I'm privileged to be called their Mom. I also try to just embrace every season of life that God gives me. My season to have babies is over, so rather than mourning that, I choose to embrace this season. The girls and I have had a couple of the dreaded talks. Neither of which were as hard as I had imagined and honestly were better than I would have ever dreamed. The first was a brief one about puberty and what it is. It was very basic, but I wanted them to expect some changes. That one was pretty matter of fact and kind of funny. The second was a little more specific and I married what would happen with their bodies, with what needed to be happening spiritually to prepare to be a wife and mother. We all cried and laughed. It was great and I was so thankful that I got to share that with them, that they didn't hear it from anyone else first and it was a memory made and a sweet one at that.
I am planning to take the girls away for a weekend for their birthday this year. Thanks to a friends recommendation I will be purchasing a Passport2Purity kit and using that for our weekend. I'm very excited about it!
Here is where the question part of this post comes in. I have a great Mom and I am extremely close to her, but she is not the one that explained puberty or purity to me. So, I feel like I'm winging it here (of course that is much of what parenting is) and wanted to hear from all of you women, what did your Mom do well and what do you wish she had done differently, concerning teaching you about purity and for you Moms that already have grown up daughters, what did you do that you think worked and what (if anything) would you do differently? I'm hoping for lots of great insight hear and I know their are some very wise women that read my blog on occasion, so let me hear your insight. Please, please, please........