"Tell your children of Him, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation." Joel 1:3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Good humor

Okay, so I've already posted today, but I just had to tell the 2 things that Tanner has said to me today that just cracked me up.
This morning we were getting ready to go to school and I was getting his hat and then I was finding him some mittens and finally I helped him get his shoes from the bin. He looks at me and totally seriously says, "mom, you're like my personal assistant" HAHA!! Where he even got that, I have no idea.
Then just a minute ago, I'm on the computer here and he walks up to me like he's got something to tell me. Instead he puts his hand up to his mouth like a microphone and sings, "Girl, you just don't realize what you do to meeee.....Girl, you just don't realize what you do to me....."
Oh my gosh, seriously!! That is hilarious!

The Season of Giving

One of the things I enjoy most this time of year is being able to buy things for others. If I had a choice between giving or receiving, I would choose giving in a heartbeat. There's nothing more rewarding than seeing the faces of the boys when they open something you've gotten for them. I even enjoy the kind of giving you do when you'll never see or hear the reaction from the receiver. That's why for several years now we have been a part of the Giving Tree at church. You pick a paper tag off the tree that has a description of someone that you can buy for. Someone who maybe doesn't have much themselves or a child who won't be getting much this year. I usually pick two cuz I can't make up my mind. I love to get the kids, but this year I also chose one for a 35-40 yr. old mom......like me. I figured I could get her things that I would like. The other one is for a little 5 yr. old boy who likes cars, Spongebob, and needed a sweatshirt.
I always wonder about the family that is getting it. What is their situation? How long have they been struggling? Who called the church and gave them their name?
I also pray for them..that this next new year brings renewed hope for their family.

Here are the things I got. I wrapped them up and brought them to church the other day.
For the boy....I got a loud, moving monster truck, a mitten and hat set, socks (hey, you gotta through some practical things in there that mom will love), a new hoodie, a Spongebob coloring book and lots of art supplies.

For mom....some socks (of course), some dishtowels and cloths, a new purse, a charm bracelet that you put actual pictures in, and a family picture frame.

I hope it helps make their Christmas a little brighter.