Sunday, November 2, 2008


Both of my children are such a blessing to me. I love having them home and interacting with them on a different level than I had when they lived here and I had to be more of a "mother." I see how they are maturing and finding their place as adults in this world.

There are times when Danielle will cook a meal for us while she is at home. It's so nice to sit back, watch your kid cook, and then sit down to a meal that you didn't have to lift a finger for.

This weekend Jake and I got into a conversation about music as I was looking for some new stuff to load onto my ipod. He ended up burning a custom made CD for me with music he thought I'd like. Danielle then made me one, too.

When he was to take his girlfriend home last night, he asked if he could take my car. I'm always a little anxious when letting my kids take my car but I said okay. This morning when I got in to it to go to church, the CD started playing and there were a handful of smarties candies in my cup holder. The candy was from Hollee, Jake's girlfriend, because she knew how much I loved that particular kind of candy. I'm so glad I allowed him to use my car.

We did our best to teach our children to care about others and it's so wonderful to see this come to fruition. It's not only wonderful.... it's a blessing.

Blessing #1 in a month's worth of blessings


Penless Thoughts said...

How sweet!!

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Melissa said...

I hope for these kinds of things in my kids. Sometimes I wonder how they will be when they are older... I can only do my best, right?

Jamey said...

How sweet...the candy and the music!!

Barb said...

Your family is so loving. These are great, fun times for all of you. Independence for Jake and Danielle, but with strong sense of family for balance.

What more could you or your kids ask for!

I love the idea of a month of blessings. Is that a special site or program?

Maxine said...

Having children like that are the best blessings we can have! Cherish them! Wait until you get old like me and have grandchildren!

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

How sweet and thoughtful!