On the eve of 12-12-12 I brainstormed with ideas of things we could do for the upcoming monumental day.
I came up with an idea that would involve even more 12's on the day of 12's. We began by going to the store and purchasing 12 balloon in rainbow colors. Then headed home to discuss what a unique monumental day it was and how it would never occur again within our lifetimes. I then began a discussion with my children of "words of hope" that we have as requests for God our Father. We began a word list of prayer requests for God. Our list included:
I then wrote each of the words on individual balloons. Afterwards, we took our balloons out in the field beside our house and had a time of prayer asking God to guide us in each of our future lives and bless us with the items we requested on our balloons. Then one by one the kids released the balloons. We each lay down in the grass and followed our balloons in the beautiful blue sky for 13 minutes until we no longer could see them.
It was a beautiful way for me to spend time teaching my children on 12-12-12. I pray that each of them will forever remember this special day and "Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6