Lighting up my eyes
September 22, 2011 | My Jottings
A few weeks ago my children surprised me for my birthday. I always tell them I don’t want gifts but would love just a card. I really like birthday cards, especially if the person who gives it writes a few words.
I also really like words. Have I ever mentioned that, that I like words? If not, perhaps it’s time to say it again for good effect — I really like words, people.
Back to my birthday surprise. Along with their nice cards, here’s what they surprised me with:
“Let your eyes light up when your children are around. Laugh more. Tell them how empty and quiet it is when they’re not there. Enjoy the things they bring to your life. Attend their activities, not as if they were compulsory for parents, but throw yourself into their lives.”
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Why has God given me such a family? Why has He poured such riches out on me, one who claims to follow Him yet is so flawed, so lukewarm and undeserving? Why has His grace and very present help never been in short supply? Why does He love like He does?
As I sit here and type this my eyes almost overflow.
Lord, I want to tell you again today…..thank you. Thank you. Thank you!