Over the years, there have been moments when I have been overwhelmingly reminded of God's amazing faithfulness and goodness.
Over the last almost 6 years, this little face is a picture of many of those moments.
Then there are the words that come out of his mouth. Deep. Thoughtful. Contemplative. Intricate. Inquisitive.
Our most recent bedtime conversation started out of the blue. We were not discussing anything in particular.
J: Mom, what do you want to build?
Me: Well, I haven't really thought about building anything. How about you?
J: I want to build something to take my dreams and put them in so I can remember them.
And then there are the questions that only God will know the answer to, and that's usually my response. Questions like, "Why is the cheetah named 'cheetah'?"
I hope God is taking note because the boy is going to require TIME with God when he gets to heaven to answer all the questions he's storing up for his Maker.
And then the other night happened. Here's how it went down –
We spend much of our time in the car. I feel like I should have a commercial permit for the amount of miles I drive in any given week. It literally takes me a full hour to leave our house, drop boys off and arrive at my office. Then reverse that in the afternoon, plus any activities in the evening – yeah, you get the picture. So the other night when we had to head BACK up to the school to drop off the basketball player for practice, Little Man & I decided to just hang out in the car and keep ourselves busy rather than drive all over the county wasting gas. I loaded up a bag of activities for both of us and off we went.
I sat in the front seat of my car – working diligently on my latest crochet project. Little Man was happy in the back creating something – I knew not what. But he was happy and you don't disturb happy. I could hear him talking about his classmates and who sat at what color table.
Keep in mind – Valentine's Day is this week. They are having a party and Little Man gets super excited about celebrating ANYTHING. I had several cute Pinterest ideas in mind for Valentine treats for his classmates, but nothing had been nailed down in my head.
When he was done creating – he presented me his finished products. And I proceeded to be overwhelmed by this gift from God, yet again. He had made a Valentine card for each and every one of his classmates.
He wrote their name on the front with a little cupid arrow.
On the inside, he personalized each one with a note.
Pinterest cannot top that. Nor will it. These are the Valentines that will be given at his party tomorrow. They are the true spirit of Valentine's Day – showing love by GIVING to others. He spent almost a full two hours working on his cards for his friends. I would have WASTED that much time just deliberating over how to make some cute non-candy Valentine treats which may or may not be thrown in the trash promptly upon arriving home.
When I finished looking at every single one, I looked up to see a 5 year old face absolutely beaming with love and excitement to share his creations with his friends. He has such a giving spirit and it truly makes him happiest when he is GIVING. To me, this is such a beautiful, from the heart demonstration of his compassion for his classmates.
What a wonderful reminder to me of the love that God has for me and the many ways in which He demonstrates that love daily.
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8
Happy Valentine's Day