Sometimes I just don’t understand why God does what He does. I know it sounds like such a cliche, but as I have gotten older, I find that I am more and more thankful for the many unanswered prayers I’ve received along the way, or as we like to call them at our home….Un-given Gifts.
I read this quote today, “No man ever said, I wish I had spent more time at the office or hit one more round of golf. A good man says I wish I had done more with my family.”
There is nothing quite like the feeling of wind-blowing-through-your-hair-freedom that comes from a good bike ride. It’s exciting to do it and even more exciting to see you son or daughter do it for the first time.
It has been a rough couple of days for our family. The schedule has been very busy and the stress is piling up like the dishes in the sink and the laundry in the corner. Gifts have been hard to come by.
But today, a student in Kelly’s class taught us all a lesson. Zeke gave us all a Gift.
I am blessed to live in a house with 2 young boys. It doesn’t matter if it’s climbing trees in the backyard, building lego spaceships, or digging frogs out of the pool skimmer, if it’s gross, dirty or likely to cause injury….these guys are into it, and they do it together.
They’re are an amazing Gift.
In our family, life moves by a cycle of firsts. First day of summer, first day of duck season, first day waking up without a cat sleeping on my face. Today was Rylan’s “First day of school……Kiddie City.”
Today was our first set of gifts. We sat around the dinner table and talked about what happened during our day. When Mama brought out a card to write our Gifts on. Rylan looked at me and said “Dad…what is she doing?” I gave him some sage advice. “Be quiet and do as your mother says.”