Thank You, Lord, for making the impossible possible in my life.
Right after Christmas, I was sitting with the five at dinner. I decided to throw out an idea that popped into my head. Sidebar: that usually isn’t a good idea for me to do!
I mentioned that it was difficult for me to not have a special gift to open on Christmas when they all had special gifts to open. Small, thought-out items that mostly fit into their stockings. As one child mentioned…a lot of dollar bills can fit in a Christmas stocking! Yes, you’re right but don’t count on it.
So I asked if they would try a new idea. There are four kids at home that can do this so I said, “How about if each of you pick a day and be in charge of a gift for me?” I would even provide the cash for now…
The holidays are Valentine’s, birthday, Mother’s Day, and Christmas. The first test was today. Was the child going to come through? The other kids wondered that also. I know they were checking on said child quite often. So last night two kids headed out together to take care of this first holiday.
This morning, the five came into my room at around 5:45 to surprise me! Chocolates, jewelry, and cards. Lots of cards. Oh, and some Doublemint gum…Not sure where that part came from though. But it said “slim pack” so all is good!
Plus we got to pull the Last of the First Lost Teeth. Micah has survived his brother pulling his loose tooth. Honestly, I do not do loose teeth. Never have. That was Daddy’s department. Blood makes me, well, queasy.
This widow’s heart is singing. Again.