I have been using this week on the blog to write about ways I want to love better by following Christ better <3
I am one of those people who loves Valentine’s Day just because it’s fun to watch little kids bring home boxes from school full of little paper cards and sweet treats.
It’s a day where you can simply show some love to friends and family in whatever small way you like and all the pink and red brighten up where the cold of winter has started to wear us down a little.
I had some ideas to wrap up the week, but here I sit and all I have is just a funny story from last weekend…so all deep thoughts of love aside…enjoy a slice of our life <3
Last Saturday Graham received a $5 off certificate to Meatheads for passing the ball well at his basketball game.
We had planned to take everyone out anyway to grab a bite so to Meatheads we went.
$60 later and with our tummy’s full of meat and fries…our laps full of crumbs…our faces full of ketchup and our hearts full of love, we piled in cars to head back to the house where daddy would be just getting home from work and we could wave our bye byes and head home.
Graham opted to ride with us and as we pulled out of the parking lot, I did what I always did when our own kiddos were little and I made it a point to say “Thank you Papi for the delicious dinner.”
Graham quickly caught the tide and chimed in with his own thank you.
This kid though.
He knows how to be funny and my my…I do love funny.
After a sincere thank you, and with perfect comic timing and an accurate impersonation of me..
“And we should all be saying, ‘Thank you, Graham, for earning a free dinner so we could all go out and eat.’”
We laughed with him, but as I mulled that over in my head I did have to think how like me.
God does all these incredibly kind and amazing things in my life and I do one little tiny good thing and think how the world owes me for my graciousness…I am cracking up here, but seriously….
Don’t we do that?
Ride along on God’s abundant grace and mercy and hold up a $5 off coupon as we feast at His overflowing table of love?
Oh from the mouths of babes.
Let’s all stop a minute today and just thank God for all that He has done for us.
Let me help you…this is from the Valley of Vision; a book of prayers credited only to “the Puritans”…
“I thank thee for personal mercies, a measure of health, preservation of body, comforts of house and home, sufficiency of food and clothing, continuance of mental powers, my family, their mutual help and support, the delights of domestic harmony and peace, the seats now filled that might have been vacant, my country, church, Bible, faith.”
As I read that list, I think how rarely I stop and thank God for many of those things.
Let’s put our coupons down and express our gratitude to God.
I hope you have a blessed weekend.
You are loved <3