Don’t Raise a Dink

Hello Loves

In case some of you haven’t noticed the world is kind of falling apart these days and many of the events taking place are scary for parents raising up children that will one day need to face these issues. I for one want to make sure that I’m not raising entitled little dinks. I try really hard to show Rylee the importance of always remaining humble to others.

“Humble yourselves,therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you”

-1peter 5:6

Well proud momma moment!! Wednesday was Rylees first day of 2nd grade and her first time riding the bus. I asked her about a million times if she knew where to get on and off the bus, reminded her never to talk to strangers and gave her a list of “what if” scenarios before sending her on her way.

Later that afternoon I had a notification on Facebook from our neighborhoods association page. I typically do not read things that people post on this page because 99% of the time it’s someone complaining about some petty thing. But for some reason I clicked on it and I’m so glad that I did. Not only was it a positive post but, it was about my Rylee!! My heart felt so warm and fuzzy after reading that my big 2nd grader spotted a very scared,nervous kindergartener on her bus and not only sat with her but told her she’d help her find her classroom once they arrived at school. My child humbled herself for another. It may not sound like the biggest deal but, it was a nice reassurance that I’m not raising a little dink. And it was it felt really nice to have our parenting skills noticed by another momma!


This all got me thinking with the new school year starting, if you notice a child going above and beyond, even in what seems like a small way; point it out and let them know how awesome their actions are. And if you have a way of notifying their parents that their kid was being awesome; do it! Kids are not born racist, selfish or bitter they mimic what they are exposed too. Raise one another up, focus on the good things be like children and do it full heartedly. Together we can make a positive change for the future generation.

” And He said: Truly I tell you,unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

-Mathhew 18:3

xo Ashely


By Ashley Voss

Hello and Welcome to my page! My name is Ashley, I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful littles Rylee and Kreed. My husband and I started Our Love Story all the way back in the 4th grade. It was a messy ride at times until about 3 years ago. After going through troubled waters we decided to rebuild our entire life on the foundation of Christ. Since then we have been created a beautiful life together. We enjoy working on our little farm house, traveling and camping with our kids and coming up with unique ways to keep on dating all these years later. We have built this life by simply accepting God's grace. I can't wait to share our story with you.

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