Greg and I want to deliberately parent, meaning we have a set of core values we are constantly seeking to instil in our children. You can hear us often say to our children "Vrugginks don't do that" or "This is what Vrugginks do" because we want our children to understand who we are and how we behave as a Christian family.
Our statement hangs in our living room as a constant reminder of the purpose of the Vruggink family. During our family devotions each evening we have been working on memorizing the mission statement, and each week we are focusing on one of our twelve core values and memorizing a Bible verse that corresponds to each statement.
It's so important not to just consider ourselves successful parents because we made it through the day without injuries and ensured that vegetables and fruits entered our children's stomachs. A successful parents instills values and morals intentionally into their children. We can only stick to our values if our family knows what our values are because they've been communicated clearly to them over and over again.
May God grant Greg and I the wisdom to make our family miss