Two days ago we celebrated Thanksgiving.
But, before we dug into our big turkey dinner, I decided to ask our youngest seven what they were most thankful for. I thought it would be an interesting little exercise in learning more about what stirs their affections and, hopefully, remind them of all of the ways God has blessed them.
I did not prompt any of them and I didn’t let any of them know what their siblings had said. I wanted their answers to be all them.
Some took longer than others, but they all were able to come up with five, and probably could have come up with a lot more.
2. playing blocks
3. drinking water
4. picking flowers
5. Waym-eee and No-eee (aka Seamus and Noah)
1. my pillow pet
2. my blanket
3. daddy and mommy
1. books so we could read
2. homeschool so we could learn
3. the whole world so we could go somewhere
4. water so we could grow – since it’s so healthy
5. clothes so we don’t have to be naked
1. my family
2. Noah and Seamus
3. our toys
4. this house
5. food and water
1. my home
2. mother and father
5. the world
1. my family
2. my cousins
3. trees for oxygen
4. food and water
5. mom and dad
And I’d say my little exercise was a success. My kids thought about their blessings. They named them. Their hearts are thankful. For water. And Jesus. And pets.
But oh, my heart.
Brimming with thanks. Because God chose me to be their mama.
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